The latest splash is the new Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meat-Packing District, at the southern-most end of the High Line, designed by Renzo Piano.

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A gallery may be primarily a box full of boxes – but the urban-design test is how it relates to its context.  Does it provide, in some way, a stage for the city?

The Whitney, on its east side, extends viewing gantries over the High Line:

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And on the south and east sides, places to eat, drink, read and look:

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