NYU Plans Huge Expansion

05/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Eliot Brown observer.com

Early next month, NYU is set to publicly unveil the master plan for this expansion effort, termed "NYU 2031: NYU in NYC " for the school's bicentennial, plotting a route toward achieving its goals to boost the student body by 5,500, grow its housing space by 3 million square feet as it hosts more students and faculty in NYU-owned housing, and grow the academic space as well. The school has previously said it wants around 3 million square feet in or around its current Village campus.

The most contentious aspect of this plan will surely be the growth of the school in the Village itself, where there's a set that seems ready to scream and yell the moment anyone proposes putting a shovel in the ground.

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