As part of a 20-year plan that would see the university add six million square feet to its portfolio, New York University wants to build one million additional square feet for its engineering school at Metrotech. The foundation for the Brooklyn expansion were laid in 2008 when NYU agreed to merge with Polytechnic, whose campus abuts Forest City Ratner’s office complex in Downtown Brooklyn. The Times, which broke the story this morning, reports that the architecture firm of Cooper, Robertson & Partners is working on a design for the Brooklyn expansion. The firm’s website refer to “new academic and residence hall construction” and the rendering above shows the foundation of a new building on the western side of Metrotech along Jay Street. So far, the Brooklyn build-out does not appear to have the same level of controversy and resistance facing the school’s expansion plans for both Greenwich Village and Governor’s Island.
N.Y.U. Plans to Expand Its Campuses by 40 Percent [NY Times]