|Bosquet of crabapples (original to the design) Japanese maples (later addition)|
|Trellis replaced in spring 2011; new bench|
In its controversial NYU 2031 plan, the university proposes to eliminate the garden in order to build "two academic buildings and below-grade academic space" according to the NYU 2031 North Block Site Plan overview. The residential courtyard atmosphere would be lost, replaced by a social quad for college students. The plan also calls for "a single accessible open space" that can accommodate a range of uses such as "quiet contempla[tion]" to "active play." (The latter is included because The Plan calls for the eventual elimination of a 20,000-plus square foot playground known as the NYU Key Park, open to NYU affiliates and community members within the NYU "catchment area." (See pages 146-147 of Chapter 6 (The Core) of NYU 2031.))
|Platforms (note the globe standards)|
|Fountain (originally ten jets, now only one)|
|One of the allees of London planetrees (west side looking south)|
|Mid-garden access point|
Thank you to Andrew of WSVTA for the link to Ellen Jouret-Epstein's thesis.