The Future Whitney In Progress
Nov 4, 2013

Two and a half years after its groundbreaking and nearly a year since the addition of its highest steel beam, the shape and scale of Whitney Museum’s future home is fully visible at the southern entrance to the High Line park on the West Side of Manhattan. 

This fall the interior of the Museum began to take shape with the construction of the gallery walls. Beginning this month, enormous ribbon-like steel panels are being hoisted into place, completing the appearance of the building’s façade.

As work on the building progresses, check back in with Whitney Stories for updates and new photographs of the construction site.

By Graham Newhall
Communications Associate

  • A nighttime view of the Museum from the High Line. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, September 11, 2013

  • The eighth floor features a saw-tooth roof-lighting system, inspired by the rooftops of historic urban factories. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, August 2013

  • The new building will have three east-facing terraces, connected by exterior stairs. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, September 2013

  • Looking east through the Museum's sixth-floor gallery. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, April 2013

  • The staff offices under construction, looking north towards the Standard Hotel. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, September 2013

  • The Museum viewed from the Hudson River. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, September 2013

  • A view of the building from the West Side Highway. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, September 2013

  • A view of the new building from the High Line. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, September 2013

  • Looking up from the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets at the southern terminus of the High Line. Photograph by Timothy Schenck, September 2013


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