The Whitney Groundbreaking
Congratulations to the Whitney Museum of American Art, for breaking ground this past Tuesday on the Gansevoort Street site of their new Museum, set to open in 2015. The Groundbreaking ceremony took place in a tent on the lot of which their new building will be built, and was attended by Mayor Bloomberg and the new building's architect Renzo Piano, along with many of the museums donors, including NYC socialites, celebrities, and art collectors. The ceremony concluded with a live art piece by the Elizabeth Streb dance company, which dumped dirt onto Elizabeth Streb, into which Mayor Bloomberg and museum's director dug shovels and posed for the classic groundbreaking photos. Check out more information on the new building and the ground breaking ceremony from The New York Observer here.