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The University Plaza


The University Plaza
The University Towers


  • The original plans called for one of the three towers to be merely 7-storeys tall, but eventually all three were built to the same height.
  • The housing development consists of three 32-storey apartment towers, two of which are for university's faculty housing (the "Silver Towers", 100 and 110 Bleecker Street) and one to accommodate middle-income families.
  • In 1963 the New York University in Greenwich Village acquired the site at the intersection of West Houston Street and LaGuardia Place, originally planned to house the third example of the two apartment slabs (Washington Square Village) north of Bleecker Street.
  • As an artwork on the courtyard green, an enlargement of Picasso's sculpture Bust of Sylvette (1934) was chosen, executed by Norwegian sculptor Carl Nesjär.
  • The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1967.


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Client, Construction management, Consultancy, General contractor, Mechanical engineering, Plumbing contractor, Structural engineering

# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 View from West Houston Street University Towers Apartments III 273 ft 30 high-rise building 1965
2 Sign University Towers Apartments I 273 ft 30 high-rise building 1965
3 View from the southeast University Towers Apartments II 273 ft 30 high-rise building 1965