Update: NYU Spiritual Center

Posted on: November 12th, 2009 at 6:09 am by

The construction site at 58 Washington Square South, the footprint of the old NYU Catholic Center, just got a bit more interesting.  Sitting on scaffolding up above street level is this fairly ordinary office trailer.  Given the strength of the iron bars and such, we shouldn’t be too worried, right?  Nevertheless, it still gives us pause. Like walking beneath a ladder.

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Construction on the new spiritual center has yet to begin.  The school is seeking a zoning variance which will allow development of a smaller structure without setbacks.

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Per NYUNEWS.com:

Floor 1

This floor will be for the sole use of the Catholic Center and will be operated by the Archdiocese of New York.

Floors 2 and 3

These two floors will have rooms to be used for both academic and religious purposes throughout the day. For example, Jewish worship could be held in a room from 8 to 10 a.m., and class would be held in that same room from 11 a.m. to noon.

Floor 4

This floor will have offices for chaplains and meeting rooms for various religious groups.

Floor 5

Also known as the events floor, this floor will have a high-tech conference room. There will also be a large multipurpose room to be used for musical ensembles and Muslim prayer worship.

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