Index
 
The following timeline chronicles the building of
NYU School of Law’s academic facility Vanderbilt Hall.
Year
 
 
 
 
    Event
With the end of World War II in 1945 veterans returned
home, looking to partake in higher education.
 
Dean Arthur T. Vanderbilt wanted NYU to be at
the forefront of public and private law.
 
In the fall of 1947, NYU unveils plans for a new
Law Center on Washington Square Park.
 
Background on the villagers midway through the twentieth century.
 
Villagers organize their protest of the New Law Center.
 
How the university deals with the vocal villagers.
 
NYU lies low as they complete raising required fund for the building.
 
NYU feels the heat from local activists and accommodates their needs.
 
The residential block undergoes demolition.
 
Construction is completed.
 
    What can we draw from this case of NYU expansion?
 
2007
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1948
1947
1946
An architect’s conceptual drawing of what the completed Vanderbilt Hall would look like from an aerial view.