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.


A Rockin’ Good Time at the Guggenheim

Music at the Museum

On The Avenue

Dinner For the Kids

Rockefeller University raised over $2.5 million at this year's benefit to support research and technological advancement in fighting childhood cancer.

On The Avenue
On The Avenue

Whitney Hosts Annual Art Party

The museum's annual Art Party is a smash hit.

by AVENUE insiderPhotographed by Billy Farrall