The ominous boards have gone up around the New School's 65 Fifth Avenue, meaning the building long marked for death and replacement will soon meet a most unkind fate. Located just south of 14th Street along Fifth Avenue, the drab building was the scene of last year's highly entertaining student revolt. A flashy new academic building design was killed off after much speculation a little while back, but broker-blogger Andrew Fine reports that the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill firm is still on the job, and new renderings are coming in December. According to a New School spokesperson, the as-of-right building will have dorms, labs, classrooms, a library, an auditorium and a dungeon to lock up dissenters.
· 65 Fifth Avenue coverage [Curbed]
· New School On Fifth & 14th Boarded Readied For Demo [A Fine Blog]