A key part of NYU's
plan for world domination NYU 2031 expansion plan is the 40-story "Pinwheel Tower" on the Bleecker Street side of the landmarked, I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers complex. Community rage hasn't done anything to stem the plans so far, but there's another potential roadblock in the form of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which will have to okay an addition to the complex. NYU filed an application with the Landmarks Commission today, Crain's reports, and it should hand back a decision in a few months. Commence nailbiting, Villagers! The process involves an advisory vote from Community Board 2, at least one Landmarks hearing, and then a vote. Plan B is a new NYU tower on the corner of Bleecker and LaGuardia, so perhaps the Morton Williams supermarket currently on the block should prepare itself.
· NYU says fourth tower's best for landmarked site [Crain's]
· NYU Tower Proposal Not so Warmly Welcomed by Villagers [Curbed]