Architecture Critic Calls for N.Y.U. to Rein in Expansion

Mere hours after opponents of N.Y.U.’s expansion plan rallied on the steps of City Hall, they get a big boost from Michael Kimmelmann, the architecture critic of the Times. “Common sense and the billions of dollars that the project would cost suggest the university would be hard pressed to build half of what it’s outlining during the next decade or two,” Mr. Kimmelmann writes, calling for a scaled-back version of the project that would build only two of the proposed buildings and include additional green space. Meanwhile, The Daily News ran an editorial earlier this week strongly in favor of N.Y.U., as well as an op-ed last week by former Mayor Ed Koch that supported the plan.