Meatpacking Going Artsy!

 The new Whitney Museum of American Art building, will be bringing a hint of culture to New Yorks Meatpacking District by the year 2015. The design was assigned to Renzo Piano Architects, who have been in charge of projects like the New York Times Building and the Kansai International Airport Terminal.
The 80,000 square feet of indoor galleries and outdoor exhibition space, will provide a new home for the museum’s growing collection and a bigger artistic field to the trendy New York neighborhood.
 “The design takes a strikingly asymmetrical form,” says museum director Adam D. Weinberg, “one that responds to the industrial character of the neighboring loft buildings and overhead railway while asserting a contemporary, sculptural presence. The upper stories of the building will stretch toward the Hudson River on the west side and step back gracefully from the elevated park of the High Line on the east side.”
Take a first look at a rendering for this up and coming project:

Photos: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper, Robertson & Partners