The new school at 10 East 15th Street seemingly went up overnight – the site’s foundation was only completed this past March – and the steel skeleton is already at the building’s eighth floor, its final height. The project faced major neighborhood opposition in the design phase, despite the fact that it is a school. NIMBYs typically use things like schools as leverage to inconvenience developers, but in this case, the new building itself was the target – obviously NIMBYs do not actually care about schools, illustrated by the drama of the Hudson Square re-zoning.
Completion of 10 East 15th Street is expected in 2015. Once finished, the school will hold 800 students.