Architecture Fate of Breuer’s Whitney Building. By Gwendolyn Horton | May 13, 2011 On May 24, the Whitney Museum will break ground on its new building designed by Renzo Piano. This will mean abandoning its current home, a 1966 Brutalist building (above) designed by Marcel Breuer (shown below in his Wassily Chair). The fate of the iconic Breuer building has been the topic of hot debate, but finally there is a resolution. The Metropolitan Museum of Art will take it over and use it for educational programs and exhibitions. This change will occur in 2015, when construction is complete on the new Whitney. Bravo to the Met for stepping up to the plate!