New York’s First LEED Platinum Academic Building
Located just off Washington Square, this new six-story structure provides much needed academic spaces for the NYU School of Law’s growing “think tank” Centers and Institutes. The design recalls the original 1830s brownstones once occupying the site by using vertical “slot” windows to divide the façade into four bays. The renowned Provincetown Playhouse, located at the southern end of the property, has been respectfully preserved, restored, and upgraded with the latest theater technologies, dignifying the site’s rich cultural history. Set back to maintain the contextual heights of other buildings in the neighborhood, the penthouse level receives abundant natural light and is covered by a green roof and outdoor terrace. Wilf Hall was the first educational building in New York City to receive USGBC’s Platinum LEED-certification.
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