David Zwirner to Expand Again With a Massive New $50 Million Gallery in Chelsea

The race to expand continues at breakneck speed.

Henri Neuendorf

David Zwirner. Courtesy of David Zwirner.

David Zwirner is getting himself a pricey gift for his gallery’s 25th birthday: a $50 million new space. The sprawling building, designed by the star architect Renzo Piano, will open on a corner lot on West 21st Street in Chelsea in 2020.

The five-story building—the first commercial gallery built by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect—will become the headquarters of Zwirner’s multinational operation. The new facility will house 50,000 square feet of exhibition space across three floors as well as two floors of office and storage facilities, according to a spokesperson for the gallery. Once complete, the building will bring the gallery’s number of locations in New York to four. It is its seventh space worldwide.

The news comes at the beginning of a landmark year for the gallery, which is kicking off its 25th anniversary celebrations this week. On January 27, Zwirner will also open its first space in Asia, a 10,000-square-foot gallery in Hong Kong.

Full Text of Henri Neuendorf’s Article

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s