Gallery: Whitney Museum Breaks Ground on New LEED Seeking High Line Bui...

After decades of talking about expansion, the Whitney Museum broke ground this Tuesday, May 24 on its brand new 200,000 square foot building, designed by starchitect and Inhabitat favorite Renzo Piano. Overlooking the High Line Park in New York City's Meatpacking District, the stunning new museum will house the Whitney's entire permanent collection -- only 10 percent can fit in the museum's current space in the Upper East Side. The 6-story building is an asymmetrical transparent glass structure that boasts 13,000 square feet of outdoor gallery space. Whitney officials expect it to receive at least LEED Silver, putting the institution on a growing list of LEED-certified NYC museums.

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