New York University Unveils Expansion Plan

23 March 2010 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2010 18:30)

New York University (NYU) has proposed the largest expansion in its history. It will include a new tower and three million square feet of new classrooms. Expansion plans at NYU aim to increase the campus footprint by 40% over the next 20 years, according to a report on nytimes.com.

New York University (NYU) has proposed the largest expansion in its history. It will include a new tower and three million square feet of new classrooms.

Expansion plans at NYU aim to increase the campus footprint by 40% over the next 20 years, according to a report on nytimes.com.

Design plans include a new tower on Bleecker Street, and classrooms, dormitories and offices in the Greenwich Village area.

A new engineering school in Brooklyn and a satellite campus on Governors Island with dorms and faculty housing are also planned.

The plan did not receive approval from neighbours and preservationists, but is awaiting approval from city agencies, according to nytimes.com.

The university plans to add six million square feet of space to the existing 15-million-square-foot campus.