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The AVENUE A-List: Renzo Piano

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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from the pages of AVENUE’s October issue…


The Most Influential New Yorkers of 2011


In New York, creating a “short list” of the most fascinating, powerful people

that make this city whirl and twirl is no easy feat. But once again we’ve done it—and narrowed down the names to a broad mix of personalities, many whose impact extends beyond the five boroughs. Some are mainstays, some are rising stars—whether they’re altering the skyline or a hemline—these people are the ones on top. Bottom line.


Renzo Piano

the art of design


The Whitney’s new 200,000-square-foot building (projected to open to the public in 2015) will be situated in the center of the Meatpacking District. Its architect, Renzo Piano, has designed the largest column-free museum gallery in New York City. Piano’s strong and strikingly asymmetrical forms will mimic the industrial character of the neighboring loft buildings and overhead railway while asserting a contemporary, sculptural presence.


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