Development / Historic Preservation / History / Landmark Preservation Committee / New York City

Opposition to NYU 2031

The Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation rallied at Silver Towers against New York University’s plan to expand it’s campus further into Greenwich Village. NYU plans to erect a 40-story, 400′ tower within architect I.M. Pei’s Silver Towers complex – which contains landmarked buildings. This would be the first step in a large scale plan for expansion – and this picture basically explains how I feel on the subject so far.

Speaking of the complex, Pei noted that, “A city, so far from being a cluster of buildings, is actually a sequence of spaces enclosed and defined by buildings. This may sound strange but it is the essence of urban design.”

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