Campus Design

NYU’s “Scale Back” Is Just Part of Developer’s Long-Game

NYU's announcement to scale back back its controversial expansion may seem promising, but this is a move straight from the developer’s playbook.

New York University announced yesterday that it was scaling back its controversial plans for expansion by “almost a fifth.” Wow, now that’s a significant number, you might think, if you didn’t already know how these cynical games are played. The school had originally proposed adding 2.5-million-square feet of dorms, classrooms and commercial space to the two superblocks it owns south…