Over the weekend, some new details dripped out concerning one of the more prominent attractions coming to the big Essex Crossing project. The 1.9 million square foot mixed use development near the Williamsburg Bridge is scheduled to break ground next spring.
At its gala Saturday night, Andy Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner told guests that the Pittsburgh-based museum was moving forward with plans for a 10,000 square foot annex as part of Essex Crossing. While the museum was included in the grand plan for the former urban renewal site announced last September, Andy Warhol execs have been largely silent about their potential involvement.
But in the past week Shiner told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “the partnership has been formed and we’re moving forward with our plans to open the branch in New York,” while adding, “there’s still much work to be done to finalize the project and plans and designs.”