Just off the narrow, crowded streets of Greenwich Village is a lush, spacious garden of drooping mature willows and sycamores.
New York University, its owner, fights for its destruction.
If the university prevails, two curvy towers shaped like chocolate drops will arise from the garden. The million square feet of new construction are the space equivalent of a hefty skyscraper. — bloomberg.com
A beautiful new 1.5-acre park, an elementary school, public amenities and a new pedestrian street to awaken a dead corner: all that seems like a fair trade for the neighborhood in return for a couple of the big buildings the university wants, which would replace undistinguished ones. — NYT
In his latest article Michael Kimmelman examines how New York University’s latest plan to expand in Greenwich Village has caused a storm of protest. Although the "crescent towers devised by N.Y.U.’s team...are nonstarters" Kimmelman does suggest that both NYU and the local citizens...
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