Plans Drawn Up For 770 Expansion

A renowned New York architect has drawn up plans for the expansion of 770 Eastern Parkway, Chabad World Headquarters, a project begun almost two decades ago and never completed.

By Anash.org reporter

A renowned New York architect has drawn up plans for the expansion of 770 Eastern Parkway, Chabad World Headquarters, a project begun almost two decades ago and never completed.

The plans were created S. Wieder Architect PC, an architectural firm run by Samuel Wieder, a Frum Jew.

The firm says that they “offer architectural services that blend design experience with technical and planning expertise. We specialize in mixed-use developments; affordable, mixed-income, and market-rate housing; schools; community facilities; urban design; and community planning.”

The expansion of 770 began in 1988, when the Rebbe personally laid the cornerstone for the renovation. Construction continued for a number of years before halting in the late 90s after only having made minor adjustments.

In the years since, various plans have been proposed for the expansion of 770, with many not making off the drawing board. The new plan hopes to restart the process and expand the shul, library and offices at 770 and the neighboring buildings.

A source in the office of Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, told Anash.org that the individuals behind the plan had a conversation with Rabbi Krinsky.

“A conversation was had between the parties involved and Rabbi Krinsky. However he has not okayed or even yet reviewed these plans,” he said.

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