NYU's looming new dorm building continues to rise behind the decapitated facade of St. Ann's Church on East 12th Street. At 26 stories, it will be the tallest building in the East Village. (The Green Monster at Astor Place and the Toll Brothers behemoth are both a mere 21 stories.)
Curbed likens the monstrosity to the Tower of Babel. Gothamist shares the mega-dorm's building plans and asks, "what the fuck is wrong with the folks at NYU?" The answer is at NYU Exposed. And The Village Voice makes it quite clear that NYU couldn't care less about preserving the ever-dwindling character of the neighborhood.
The site of the 158-year-old church will now be home to 700 freshmen.