Renderings of the final design have been revealed for New York University’s 23-story mixed-use building planned at 181 Mercer Street, located between West Houston and Bleecker streets in Greenwich Village. The academic facility, as YIMBY reported in October, will encompass 914,064 square feet and rise 275 feet in height, per the latest building applications, which the Buildings Department has not yet approved. Design firms KieranTimberlake and Davis Brody Bond are the architects.
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A year ago, New York University shut down the Coles Sports Center, the aging, two-story gym at the corner of Bleecker and Mercer Streets in the Village. Now the school has filed plans for its replacement, a 23-story, mixed-use tower with classrooms, dorms, new athletic facilities, and community space at 181 Mercer Street.
Earlier this summer, YIMBY brought you news of New York University receiving court approval for their planned 1.9 million square-foot expansion in Greenwich Village, and now plans to demolish the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20 East Houston Street, are in the works. Per DNAinfo, the facility will close sometime this upcoming fall semester, but architects Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake will conduct tests on the property immediately. Design plans for the new mixed-use academic building are expected before 2016.
New York State’s Court of Appeals has approved New York University’s planned four-building, 1.9 million square-foot expansion at their Greenwich Village campus, according to the Daily News, rejecting a bid by NIMBYs to block the school’s continued growth. The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20-40 East Houston Street (aka 181 Mercer Street), as well as the single-story retail buildings at 130 Bleecker Street and 535-555 LaGuardia Place, will be demolished. Completion of the entire expansion is expected by 2035.
More than twenty years after the Abyssinian Development Corporation purchased the old Harlem Renaissance Ballroom on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, the last remains of the complex will, sadly, be torn down, according to a building permit…