As construction of the Whitney Museum’s future home enters its final year, focus is shifting from structural components to interiors, with work beginning on the gallery walls, staff offices, and the enclosure of the lobby.
This month, enormous, ribbon-like steel panels continue to be hoisted into place, completing the look of the building’s exterior façade. Their painted steel surfaces give the building a dynamic appearance as light changes throughout the course of the day. Fabricated specifically for the Whitney, these panels require a custom-built machine to secure them to the exterior.
View the video below to learn more about the installation process, and check back with Whitney Stories to follow along as progress continues.
The exterior façade of the future Whitney Museum is composed of enormous steel panels, which are hoisted into place using a custom-built machine. In this video, Kevin Schorn, Architect at Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and Christian Reek, Project Manager for Permasteelisa North America, discuss the installation process.