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Tour of the Meatpacking District: Wilhelm Reich and the Gansevoort Destructor Plant 

Artist Lize Mogel tells the story of emigrant scientist Wilhelm Reich, whose controversial research into sexuality led to the confiscation and ultimate destruction of his papers by the Federal government. The location where the papers were destroyed was The Gansevoort Destructor Plant, just down the street from the Whitney’s new location in the Meatpacking District.