The Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York City Economic Development Corporation have reached a conditional agreement regarding a City-owned site at the southern end of the High Line, advancing plans for a new art museum to be built at that location. The agreement was reported by Carol Vogel in today's New York Times.
Plans for the new museum must go through the City's public review process (ULURP).
The agreement between the City and the Whitney is an exciting advance for the High Line project. A cultural facility at this location will attract a variety of park users to the High Line and create myriad opportunities for arts-related programming. With the Whitney and the High Line sharing this iconic site, the intersection of Gansevoort and Washington Streets can become one of the most dynamic corners in New York City.