Facing Overwhelming Opposition NYU Drops Landmarks Application for 400 ft. Tall Tower
NYU IS DROPPING ITS APPLICATION FOR LANDMARKS APPROVAL FOR A 400 FT. TALL TOWER ON BLEECKER STREET IN SILVER TOWERS.
As you know, there was overwhelming opposition to this plan at our recent rally and the Community Board hearing, including most recently from I.M. Pei, the architect of Silver Towers. That the university has decided to shelve this plan is incredible news, and a fantastic victory for all of our efforts.
HOWEVER, NYU is insisting that they will move ahead with seeking permission to build on the adjacent non-landmarked supermarket site instead, and will also continue seek to approvals for the rest of its massive, 2 million square foot expansion plan around Washington Square. GVSHP is also adamantly opposed to NYU's plans for building on the supermarket site (which they are currently prohibited from building on before 2021), as well as many others aspects of their massive plans.
GVSHP will continue to keep you posted about developments with the NYU 2031 plan and how you can impact the public approval process; to find out more, CLICK HERE.