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NYU Mars Another Piece of Village Architectural History

A hodge-podge of blank new windows and more appropriate older windows now litter the facade; it appears all the old windows may be going

It was disappointing but not entirely surprising to see that NYU’s recent renovation of its Brittany Hall dormitory, a 1929 Gothic style former apartment hotel at 55 East 10th Street (at Broadway), carelessly eliminated the gothic-style casement windows, a critical architectural feature of the building’s design.  In previous renovations, NYU has kept this important feature intact, which is an integral part of the tower’s original architectural nod to the landmarked Grace Church across the street. The university’s actions are inexplicable and confounding.

GVSHP has written to NYU President Sexton urging him to undo the damage and ensure this renovation preserves the architectural and historic integrity of one of the Village’s finest pre-war high-rises.

Read more and see more images HERE.   


  • Call NYU's Community Affairs Office at (212) 998-2402 and tell the university to preserve the Village's architectural history!

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