Renzo Piano

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Modern Meets Classical in Chicago Museum Wing

Piano's addition for Art Institute called his best in a decade

(Newser) - This weekend the Art Institute of Chicago opens a mammoth new modern wing designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. Nicolai Ouroussof praises Piano's mix of "Modern and classical themes," and "towering glass-and-steel facade, with its floating roof and excruciatingly slender columns" straddling gritty railroad tracks. The New ... More »

Cash-Poor NYT Seeks $225M Deal for Building

Tight credit market, falling profits hurt paper

(Newser) - Facing declining profits and tight credit, the New York Times is looking to raise $225 million by borrowing against the 58% share the company holds in its new Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper in Times Square, the paper reports. The Times hopes to either take out a mortgage on the 52-story building... More »

New York Times Dismantles Rods After 3rd Climber

Newspaper building has become a hot spot for daredevils

(Newser) - After the third man in 5 weeks scaled the facade of the New York Times building, the newspaper has begun removing dozens of the distinctive horizontal rods that sheathe the new skyscraper. Opened last year and designed by Renzo Piano, the building has attracted death-defying climbers who have ascended all... More »

10 Must-See Big Apple Buildings

There's plenty of NYC beyond the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty

(Newser) - Headed to New York for a burst of sightseeing? Trade the Statue of Liberty for a tour of the Big Apple’s 10 must-see buildings, as compiled by the Center for Architecture:
  1. Conde Nast Building
  2. Brooklyn Museum
  3. Prada New York
  4. Rose Center For Earth And Space
  5. Apple Store Soho
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LA Museum's Extension Has Split Personality

Tug of war between benefactor and director evident

(Newser) - Critics are assessing Los Angeles's newest art institution, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, housed in a building by Renzo Piano on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a strange mix of public and private: The new building—to open Feb. 16—was funded by billionaire... More »

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