New York University (NYU) has revised its expansion plans following community opposition to previously announced proposals.
In November, neighbourhood opposition led NYU to scrap plans for a 38-storey building.
NYU’s original plan also required acquiring seven strips of city land. Now it will only acquire four.
The new plans include replacement of the university’s gymnasium with a 74,322m² mixed-use building named the Zipper Building because of its zigzag shape.
The Zipper Building will include faculty and student housing and an 83m-tall hotel.
In the northern block, plans include two boomerang-shaped buildings, one 14 storeys tall and the other eight storeys tall, for classrooms or administrative space.
The northern block is also planned to include a new public open space called the Philosophy Garden.