NYU expansion faces tough critics

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New York University is about to enter the public approval process for its new Silver Towers site, the crown jewel of its wildly controversial 2031 expansion plan, according to Crain’s. The biggest hurdle for the school will be garnering approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which will have final say on whether NYU can build on the landmark Bleecker Street site. The proposed building, which sources say will be a “slender pinwheel tower,” is rumored to be planned as a 40-story structure. Community groups, such as the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, have been publicly critical of NYU’s expansion plans, which include the addition of 6 million square feet to the campus. [Crain’s]

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