Bloomberg Breaks Ground For New Whitney

Mayor Michael Bloomberg grabbed a shovel and dug in at the Whitney Museum's groundebreaking for a new building in the Meatpacking District last night. Renzo Piano, the architect of the new structure, and museum director Adam D. Weinberg also attended the event at the southern entrance of the High Line. Performers from the STREB Extreme Action Company dived through glass frames and stood under a massive sand dump to mark the occasion. The Whitney's new home is slated to open in 2015, creating what Weinberg describes as "an aspirational space where contemporary artists can realize their visions and audiences can connect deeply with art."

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