After twelve years of dreaming, scheming, and fund-raising, the Parrish Art Museum finally broke ground on its new 34,500-square-foot, Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility. Dirt started flying Monday morning after museum director Terrie Sultan, Governor Paterson, and several others put some nifty personalized shovels to work. Thereafter, members of the group offered optimistic words on the monumental (yet scaled back!) project: Paterson emphasized his anticipation of the 2012 opening, while an official expressed gratitude to the Bridgehampton Bank, which helped the project secure a construction loan—and in not time at all! In the end, now that shock for the $25.8 million relocation has waned, most seem eager to welcome the striking if not tardy museum to the community.
· All coverage of the new Parrish Art Museum [Curbed Hamptons]