N.Y.U has been rather busy of late. The school is still vying to get its Downtown Brooklyn tech campus approved by the Bloomberg administration and yesterday its hulking Greenwich Village expansion was certified by the City Planning Commission, meaning months of acrimonious NIMBYing are ahead.
As if that were not enough, the school has just released designs for a new dentistry school at 433 First Avenue, the latest addition to its healthcare campus on the Middle East Side.
Located at the corner of 26th Street, the new building is designed by KPF and EYP Architecture & Engineering. With 170,000 square feet of space, the new facilities will expand the university’s current dental school facilities, add a new bioengineering program that will work across a number of departments, as well as housing the nursing school, which is relocating from the core campus in Greenwich Village.
This move is meant to alleviate pressure on the already space-constrained university where it often finds itself at odds with neighbors. Last year, N.Y.U. began demolishing a grand red-brick five-story building on the site, which dated to 1897, facing no apparent opposition on that front. Funny how big a difference the right neighbors make.