Renzo Piano's Light Touch

The architect may be 70 years old, but he's having a good year. His firm is currently working on 20 high profile, global projects

Architect Renzo Piano paces the streets of New York City's Meatpacking District. He is preparing to design an expansion to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Once seen as an extension to the museum's existing uptown space, residents' objections moved the project downtown, and in November last year, property was purchased at the entrance to the city's planned High Line park. Piano walks slowly, his hands in his pockets, looking at the scenery around him.

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