New York - Mayor Bloomberg will speak at the Whitney Museum of American Art's ground breaking ceremony today.

Located in the Meatpacking District, the new 200,000-square-foot museum will provide the Whitney with essential space for its collection, exhibitions, and education and performing arts programs. 

Through May 27, the Museum will be hosting a series of events, programs, performances, and public art initiatives. 

View videos below to learn about the new project. 

Using sketches and renderings from architect Renzo Piano's studio, this video gives insight into the plans for the Whitney's building in downtown Manhattan.

In this video, learn more about the features of the Whitney’s new building designed by Renzo Piano.