N.Y.U. Abandons Tower Plan

New York University announced today that it would not be pursuing plans to build a 400-foot residential tower and hotel on Bleecker Street. The so-called “silver sliver” was an important element in the university’s “2031 plan” for expansion previously reported at The Local. Reportedly, architect I.M. Pei is expressing a preference to build on the Morton Williams supermarket site already owned by the university. — Kim Davis