3. Greenwich Village Emergency Ventilation Plant (In Construction)
Ventilation plant under construction. November 2015.
In 2011, the MTA proposed several designs for a facade to hide a future emergency ventilation plant at Mulry Square on Seventh Avenue and Greenwich Avenue, a famous plot of land known for its 9/11 memorial tiles (now on display at the Jefferson Market Library). The proposals faced vigorous opposition from community groups, local politicians and the Landmarks Preservation Commission who deemed that a floating,”faux historic” facade was the wrong approach. The design went through many iterations since 2007, including a living wall, a concrete modern design and some bland faux brick proposals.