NYU 2031 – NYU in NYC – We are looking at you.


Event on Monday May 10, 2010 6:30 PM
Site at the south side of NYU main core at 3rd ave and Mercer street.

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The speaker said that the number of NYU undergraduate student grew 5% a year. Form now, 2010 till 2031, it would grow 40%-50% which mean at least, they would have more 300 students in campus. And those students would need a dormitory. Currently, the capacity of NYC dormitory at 14th street is 250 students.

NYU would take whole NYU superblock (between Houston and 3rd street) and and make three-building complex as the village of NYU. These three buildings sit on a raising garden which is private area for student’s activities, such as sport and community. This means from the street views, its sidewalk might be like the southern side of Fordam University at 60th street. NYC claimed that this design was to respect the prior surrounding neighborhoods which are more than 5 kinds. They also have an intention to use the original structure from the old buildings and renew them for this project, because they concern much about carbon-dioxide and global warming.

Some onlookers were curious if they could build just one fat building or one thin skyscraper. The reason that that should not make one fat building is the quality of sun, and the reasons that they should not make a skyscraper are the core is expensive for the high building (can cost about 50% of whole building), if it was very tall, it would need a sky lobby which this system need to hire a elevator director, and the students would go to class late. And some of them also worry about impact to the grocery store s from the raising garden.

NYU needs to be a perfect New Urbanism like, Yale university. New Urbanism is very green by it has residential and school in the same area, so their students do not have to waste the environment in transportation. Most of undergraduate students who come to live in the dormitory are freshmen from outside New York City and other countries. They will move out in their second year, but NYU dormitory makes their harbit to find a new resident which is near the school. At the end, these students would became a part of neighborhoods. A woman created a conflict in the meeting which is she did not like if NYU students who moved out from the dormitory and still stick around her area. NYU students are various types, does not like Copper Union. She said that most of NYU students would have more time for parties, playing around, running around, playing skate board and making a noisy, and they do respect the original neighborhoods. As NYU would create a raising garden to respect and flexible to the neighborhoods, it might work for this issue. They prevent the neighborhoods from their students’ activities. On the other hand, they could not control the students who moved out from their dormitory for being a part of neighborhoods.

Finally, I believe that most of NYU students are quality. This project will be a wonderful movement of NYU itself, and of us, the architecture students and new-age architects. We always look forward to see a new thing. We cheer you, sir.

Visit the project online at http://www.nyu.edu/nyu2031/nyuinnyc/
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