Whitney of the Future: Topping It Off
Dec 20, 2012

Signatures on a steel beam

Whitney Education signature on the steel beam for the top of the new building at Gansevoort and West Streets, December 2012. Photograph by Kathryn Potts

On Monday, December 17, Whitney staff and Trustees gathered at Gansevoort and West Streets to celebrate a significant milestone—the final piece of steel was placed atop our new building!

  • Construction workers write on a steel beam

    The steel beam for the top of the building and a memorial banner for Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut.

  • A worker writes his name

    Signing the steel beam.

  • Signatures on a steel beam

    Whitney Education signature on the steel beam for the top of the new building at Gansevoort and West Streets.

  • The museum staff poses at the new building

    Whitney staff and Trustees gather for a group photograph.

  • The work crew poses in front of the new Whitney Museum

    And the ironworkers crew who made it happen.

  • A banner attached to the steel beam

    A memorial banner honoring Newtown.

  • The final beam being raised with a flag on it

    Up it goes by crane.

  • A flag on a beam being raised by a crane

    Higher...

  • A crane carrying a steel beam

    And higher...

  • The last beam in place at the top of the new building

    Until the beam is fitted firmly in its slot at the top!

By Kathryn Potts and Dina Helal