Upper East Side residents near the Whitney Museum are opposed to the proposed demoliton of townhouses on East 74th Street. The NY Post says that city officials are looking at a petition that suggests that razing the buildings "is irresponsible and unnecessary." The problem: The Whitney does own the buildings, but they are in a landmark district. You'd think that someone on Renzo Piano's team would have checked that out! Anyway, the main complaint from residents is that the nine-story addition is "out of proportion." Read: "We want our views back." After so many years of failed expansion projects, thanks to holdout tenants and funding issues, Gothamist imagines that the Whitney will prevail. At some point.
Curbed on the Whitney's plans.
Photo from the NY Post