The first big gesture, then, is the cantilevered entrance, which transforms the area outside the building into a large, sheltered public space.At this gathering place beneath the High Line, visitors will see through the building entrance and the large windows on the west side to the Hudson River beyond.
Between 19 he traveled extensively in America and Britain.
In 1971, he founded the studio Piano & Rogers with Richard Rogers, and together they won the competition for the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the city where he now lives.
The classrooms, theater, and study center are all firsts for the Whitney.
A retail shop on the ground-floor level contributes to the busy street life of the area.
During his time at university, the Milan Polytechnic, he worked in the studio of Franco Albini.