I understand that there are limitations to the overall space and code so having faith in Renzo Piano Building Workshop, I am confident that they have thoroughly examined and explored the different ways of how to experience the museum. I believe that we are sometimes quick to judge on these issues, but we must always keep in mind that we have so many restrictions and that ownership/external influence will always have the last word. Given that, I will just have to say that I am never a fan of having to rely on elevators as the main circulation because I always think it is disruptive to the whole experience of the user. However, the staircases in the outdoor upper floors gave the users an unexpected experience with unpredictable level, path and plane changes. I almost wish that the idea in the outdoor circulation was placed in the interior space. The areas for the exhibits and art in general are concise but at the same time adaptive to their specific needs. I personally do not find the common concept of getting "lost" in the space to view and pass by the art several times appealing, so the simplicity of how the usable space was laid out was straightforward and epigrammatic. Overall, the new Whitney Museum did not disappoint, but it will not replace Marcel Breuer's as my preference.
Check out the new Whitney Museum of American Art at 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY. The art curation was outstanding and definitely worth seeing. As for my personal tip, you can purchase the tickets from their website before going to the museum to avoid the inconvenient long outdoor lines.