Whitney Museum of American Art

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Universal Pin Connectors used in architecturally exposed X-braces

The new Whitney building is a 200,000-square-foot building in downtown Manhattan. Located on Gansevoort Street between West Street and the High Line, it will include more than 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space on a series of rooftops facing the High Line. The dramatically cantilevered entrance along Gansevoort Street will shelter an 8,500-square-foot outdoor plaza. Universal Pin Connectors were selected by the architectural team for the first floor exposed steel braces in keeping with the artistic nature of the surroundings.

Owner: Whitney Museum
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Structural Engineers: Robert Silman Associates
Construction Manager: Turner Construction
Steel Fabricator: Banker Steel Company