New York City's 'Most Acrimonious Land-use Battle'

<em>The New York Times</em> architecture critic weighs in on New York University’s proposed 2.5 million square foot expansion of its Greenwich Village campus.
March 26, 2012, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The plan is so clearly oversize that it's hard not to see it as a stalking horse for what school officials figure they can get permission from the city to build. The proposal envisions constructing some 2.5 million square feet (the rough equivalent of the Empire State Building) over the next 20 years on a pair of superblocks owned by the university below Washington Square Park," writes Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times.

..."Common sense and the billions of dollars that the project would cost suggest the university would be hard pressed to build half of what it's outlining during the next decade or two. "

Thanks to S. Kimlenson

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Published on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in The New York Times
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