NEW YORK CITY-In keeping with its “NYU 2031” expansion plan, New York University said Thursday it’s applying for Landmarks Preservation Commission approval of a fourth tower within the landmarked University Village site, also known as Silver Towers. NYU had originally proposed building on a university-owned site west of the landmarked area, currently occupied by a Morton Williams supermarket, but now says that putting up the tower within the I.M. Pei-designed University Village cluster would be preferable. The three existing towers contain a mix of housing for university faculty and co-op apartments.

“By shifting the proposed tower eastward” into the landmarked area, “it is possible to better integrate a new building with the existing I.M. Pei design, add to the ‘dynamic’ pinwheel arrangement of the buildings, preserve clear view corridors, frame the ‘Bust of Sylvette’ sculpture and anchor the fourth corner of the site with green space,” according to the university’s overview of the LPC filing. NYU SVP Lynne Brown says in a release, “In the months since we released the NYU 2031 Strategy and unveiled the design, we have continued to refine our thinking, and are now ready to officially begin review of the project by public agencies.”

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