Preservation group sends letter to city opposing proposed NYU tower

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Oct.October 19, 2010 07:10 PM

From left: Andrew Berman of GVSHP, City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, Landmarks Preservation Commissioner
Robert Tierney and a rendering of NYU’s proposed tower

In response to New York University’s recently filed application to the city for approval of a 400-foot-tall tower in the I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers complex, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation has sent a letter to city officials stating the “unequivocal opposition of a broad range of community groups to this plan,” according to Andrew Berman, executive director of GVSHP. The letter — which was sent today to City Planning Commission Chair Amanda Burden, Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Robert Tierney and a host of other government officials — urges the leaders not to support any requests for the tower, which, if approved, would be the tallest building ever erected in the village. A spokesperson for LPC said she could not comment on NYU’s application since it hadn’t been reviewed yet. GVSHP and other community are holding a rally and press conference Nov. 7 at the site of the planned tower, at Bleecker Street east of LaGuardia Place. Community Board 2’s Landmarks Committee will be voting on NYU’s application Nov. 8. TRD

 

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