GROUND BREAKS ON NEW WHITNEY MUSEUM BUILDING
NEW YORK CITY — Whitney Museum of American Art has broken ground on a new nine-story, 200,000-square-foot building, located on Gansevoort Street in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. Renzo Piano is the architect on the project, which is expected to be New York City's first certified LEED Silver art museum. The Whitney has raised $508 million of its $720 million project budget, which includes funds for construction and endowment. The building is scheduled to open in 2015.