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Judge OKs Highrise ‘Superblock’ Plan for Fordham U School of Law

Posted Aug 19, 2010 6:51 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A state-court judge in New York has given the green light to a controversial 25-year campus building plan at Fordham University School of Law.

Under the proposal, which is opposed by some community groups, bigger and taller buildings will be added to the campus to create more dormitory, academic and library space as well as a law school and a new theater, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Attorney Elliott Meisel, who represents a nearby condo association, predicts that his client will appeal and complains that the plan has been approved without sufficient review. "This is an extraordinarily important land-use decision made by the city almost invisible to the public," he tells the newspaper.

The Lincoln Center campus is located near Columbus Circle in New York City.

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