181 Mercer Street Project

Located between Houston and Bleecker Streets on the southern edge of the Core Campus, 181 Mercer is a new gateway between the city and University and offers NYU a unique opportunity to advance academically, foster connections among the diverse users of the building, engage the internal and external communities, and be a showcase for sustainability and elegant, flexible design.

Basic Information


Building Uses


Building Design




Other Questions

Learning More


NYU’s Office of Community Engagement maintains a 181 Mercer Street construction webpage, which includes FAQs about mitigation and the site, as well as project background and timeline. Anyone can sign up to receive email updates on the site by visiting nyu.edu/construction.

Programming and Design

More information about the building can be found at nyu.edu/181mercer or the 181 Mercer Street Open House Space at the NYU Gould Welcome Center at 50 West 4th Street, between LaGuardia Place and Mercer Street. The Open House Space is open to the public and the NYU community the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and by appointment.

NYU’s Core Plan Commitments

Learn more about NYU’s Core Plan Commitments and FAQs.