Whitney to add adjunct museum

From the Associated Press

The Whitney Museum of American Art has unveiled a design by architect Renzo Piano for a satellite museum in lower Manhattan.

The museum’s bold, asymmetrical design will provide 50,000 square feet of gallery space over six floors, compared with 32,000 square feet at its uptown New York location. It will allow the Whitney to show more of its 20th- and 21st-century collection and offer more temporary exhibitions.

Construction is slated to begin in spring 2009 and be completed in late 2012.