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NYU Stretches The Streets in 2031 Plan Renderings

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NYU's 2031 Core Plan Update (September 2011) is filled with renderings of its proposed expansion plans and historical maps for illustration. We couldn't help but notice that one pair of maps?showing the area bounded by West Third and Houston Streets on the north and south, and Laguardia Place and Mercer Street on the east and west?stretches the street grid horizontally and gives the "after" view of NYU's plan a more wide-open appearance.

The two map illustrations appear on pages seven and eight of NYU's 2031 Core Plan Update, and they're titled Existing Conditions and Proposed Plan Site. We've animated the difference between the two maps and highlighted in red the four streets mentioned above for comparison purposes.

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