The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh dropped its anticipated plan for a branch in lower Manhattan.
As part of the 10,000 square foot development of Seward Park on the Lower East Side, the museum explored its potential for participation. Despite efforts from both the museum and developers, an internal study of business and operational considerations led the museum to its final decision.
In 2012, negotiations for the project began when David M. Hillenbrand, former president and CEO of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, approved the initiative. A tremendous amount of time and resources were spent on the project, and developers offered the museum a generous multi-million dollar package to make it work.
Unfortunately, the museum was unable to see through the project, and developers are looking for another great use for the park.