Greenwich Village

NYU Expansion at 181 Mercer, rendering via StudioAMD

Foundation Work Begins for NYU’s Massive Greenwich Village Expansion at 181 Mercer Street

Excavation continues at 181 Mercer Street, the site of New York University’s 1.9 million square-foot expansion in Greenwich Village. The university’s scope of development for the enlarged campus includes razing The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center at 20-40 East Houston Street, and constructing a new 23-story sports center and performing arts facility in its place, which will have an address of 181 Mercer Street.

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Approved design for 827-831 Broadway, rendering courtesy DXA Studios

DXA Studio’s Jordan Rogove Discusses LPC’s Approval of 827-831 Broadway, Union Square

For a third time, DXA Studio approached the Landmark Preservation Commission with a proposed design for 827-831 Broadway, a landmarked building in the Union Square area. The latest design is a large departure from the faceted glass of previous proposals. Several major alterations have occurred to drastically change the entire project to appease the LPC, ultimately leading to approval this past Tuesday.

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Revised design for 827-831 Broadway, rendering by DXA Studio

Redesigned 827-831 Broadway Blocked Again By LPC, Union Square

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has refused a proposed addition to 827-831 Broadway for the second time, obliging its designers DXA Studio to reimagine their approach once more. The plan would add offices, retail, and community space inside and above two Italianate structures built between 1866 and 1867. The source of the controversy is the addition of four floors on top of the historic buildings. Samson Klugman of Quality Capital and Leo Tsimmer of Caerus Group purchased the pair in 2015 for $60 million. They initially filed permits for a 300-foot-tall commercial tower, but that was stopped when the LPC granted the extant structures landmark status.

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Updated design for 540 Hudson Street, design by Morris Adjmi Architects

New Renderings Revealed for 540 Hudson Street Following Alterations, Greenwich Village

New renderings are out for 540 Hudson Street, a seven-story mixed-use building proposed in Greenwich Village. The site is two blocks away from the Christopher Street Station, serviced by the PATH Train, and the Christopher Street Subway Station, serviced by the 1 and 2 trains. The project would fill a vacant lot in the heart of the village. Morris Adjmi Architects will be responsible for the undulating design.

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