NYU’s Pei-Designed Silver Towers Probably to Get Landmark Status Today


Today, NYU’s I.M. Pei–designed Silver Towers, built in 1966 and mostly housing university staff, are likely to get landmark status. Many folks have lobbied for this with the hope that it would keep the school from building one or more new 40-story towers on the site. But NYU is also behind the landmarking, believing it’ll still be allowed to build new stuff there. For our part, we must say we walked through the Silver Towers pavilion late last night and got a nice sexy young Susan Sontag meets Black and White Ball era Truman Capote twiffly feeling under our coat. [NYP via Curbed]