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Thread: Whitney Museum of American Art expansion - by Renzo Piano

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    Gone but not moo gotton!
    This was my favorite loading dock in the city.

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    Awesomeness (pics and the building)!
    Can't wait- already have my entrance pass for opening day!!!

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    Yeah, it's been a long wait.

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    This and 1WTC observatory will be in competition for spring's most successful new rip-off.

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    At over $30 1WTC maybe, the Whitney (FREE if you followed) - no way.
    Also normal entrance Less $ than the other Art museums .

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    Kimmelman on the New Whitney: Hey, It's Better Than MoMA

    April 21, 2015, by Jeremiah Budin

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    Animated views in NYT article

    The reviews are in for Renzo Piano's new Downtown Whitney, and the Times' Michael Kimmelman, like New York Magazine's Justin Davidson, is lukewarm on the design. Also like Davidson, he uses the new museum as an opportunity to take a few shots at the Museum of Modern Art, such as: "the new Whitney asserts that temple and hangout aren't mutually exclusive that a modern art museum neither has to dumb itself down nor make itself intimidating, but can be both sanctuary and civic center. Of course that's what most museums today claim they are. The mall-like MoMA proves how hard the balance is to strike." Also: "I remember liking the present Museum of Modern Art before it opened in 2004. For the life of me, I can't now imagine what I was thinking."

    For Kimmelman, much of the accomplishment of Piano's design is defined by the pitfalls it avoids. "The new museum isn't a masterpiece," he writes. "But it is a deft, serious achievement, a signal contribution to downtown and the city's changing cultural landscape. Unlike so much big-name architecture, it's not some weirdly shaped trophy building into which all the practical stuff of a working museum must be fitted."

    A New Whitney [NYT]

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