RESILIENCY BECOMES HIGH BROW AND HEAVY WEIGHT. REALLY HEAVY WEIGHT.

Even Renzo Piano is embracing resiliency. His new Whitney Museum of American Art includes many features designed to protect artwork from the next hurricane.

‘The system’s features include a 15,500-pound door designed by engineers who build water-tight latches for the U.S. Navy’s Destroyers. “Buildings now have to be designed like submarines,” said Kevin Schorn, an assistant to Piano, reflecting on the demands of a warming world and what it might mean for design.’

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