The New School’s new plans are for a smaller building of approximately 18 stories which would include setbacks to allow more light and air to the street and surrounding buildings, would not require variances, and would only include modest air rights transfers. A preliminary and approximate massing diagram (subject to change) shown by the New School showing what the new building could look like can be found HERE.
The New School has not yet shown architectural designs for the new building; GVSHP and neighbors had objected to the all-glass design of the prior plan, and reiterated our desire to see a building which relates to the character of its surroundings. The New School has promised to hold a public meeting about the plan when more information is available, including a design scheme. The New School has also posted information about the project on its website which can be accessed HERE and HERE.
To find out more about The New School’s project plans, CLICK HERE.