The steel superstructure of 181 Mercer Street is now several floors above street level in Greenwich Village. The massive, 1.9-million-square-foot expansion of the NYU campus is located along Houston Street, directly to the east of I. M. Pei’s University Village complex. The 23-story project is designed by Davis Brody Bond along with KieranTimberlake.
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.
After 52 years in an imposing eight-story building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 12th Street in Greenwich Village, Forbes Magazine moved to new headquarters in Jersey City last year. Now the new owner, New York University, has filed plans to expand the 1925 office building at 60 Fifth Avenue.
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.