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Initiative Drafts Plans For Remodeling of 770 Eastern Parkway

An initiative has commissioned architectural plans by a firm in Brooklyn for the long-awaited remodeling of Lubavitch World Headquarters - 770 Eastern Parkway in New York; a draft was leaked to COLlive.com. Full Story, Video

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Beautiful let's go
September 23, 2020 3:40 pm

Excellent design with modern flanking 770.

no way1
September 23, 2020 3:41 pm

770 is 770 and should forever remain to be 770 as WE know it. please dont’!

A bocher who zogs
Reply to  no way1
September 23, 2020 3:49 pm

You don’t zog

To No Way
Reply to  A bocher who zogs
September 23, 2020 4:44 pm

You want 770 to remain as it is because you are sentimental, but what about what the Rebbe wants ?? which clearly and publicly was to demolish and rebuild 770 similar to this idea

The Rebbe's ratzon
Reply to  no way1
September 23, 2020 4:39 pm

What do you think the Rebbe went out to put the Even Hapina for?

To rebuild the shul

uhh
Reply to  The Rebbe's ratzon
September 24, 2020 12:34 am

Not to rebuild, but to extend

Expand
Reply to  no way1
September 23, 2020 5:41 pm

The Rebbe wanted very much that 770 be expanded etc. Thats what the groundbreaking in 5748 was for, but unfortunately real expansions didn’t end up happening.

Kuntres Beis Rabeinu
Reply to  no way1
September 24, 2020 5:42 am

Besides for the comments mentioning the הנחת אבן הפינה in תשמ״ח, another not so well known fact is the reason the Rebbe was מגיה the קונטרס בית רבינו שבבבל was actually as a “fundraiser” (if you can call it that…).

wow
Reply to  no way1
September 24, 2020 2:23 pm

it’s amazing how a chossid feel much connected to 770 and doesn’t want it to change, but the Rebbe asked MANY MANY times for 770 to be expanded

great news!!!
September 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Wow this is absolutely amazing!!!

WOW!
September 23, 2020 3:48 pm

Looks awesome.
when are they planning to start building and when will it be done?

dont even think about doing that!
Reply to  WOW!
September 23, 2020 6:35 pm

you think they would do that!

Great to take initiative
September 23, 2020 3:53 pm

But please make sure that all follows the Rebbe’s instructions.

Haven't seen
Reply to  Great to take initiative
September 23, 2020 10:00 pm

I haven’t seen the Rebbe’s instructions, but aesthetically, I hope that the design blends nicely with the surrounding architecture.

That’s cute
Reply to  Haven't seen
September 23, 2020 11:29 pm

Surrounding architecture lol..the dilapidated buildings..

Mikveh
September 23, 2020 4:19 pm

Do they have plans for a Mikveh?

mikvah
Reply to  Mikveh
September 25, 2020 12:48 pm

there was a answer from the rebbe not to build a mikvah in 770

How is this possible
September 23, 2020 4:31 pm

Where is the money gonna come from?

the money has already been started to collect
Reply to  How is this possible
September 23, 2020 5:05 pm

My parents donated money MANY years ago to the rebuilding of 770. their name is behind the men’s jackets in 770. tho not yet been used to rebuild.

There’s a big pot of cash waiting to be used 🙂

THIS IS VERY EXCITING! May this bring the Rebbe much chassidish and yidishe nachas! SHNAS PAIY ALEF!!

Great job
September 23, 2020 4:49 pm

every few years someone makes another plan for remodeling 770 but it never actually goes anywhere.
Hopefully this time there will actually be sholom and these plans should actually go somewhere and they will actually expand and rebuild 770 like the rebbe wanted.

Beautiful!!!
September 23, 2020 4:52 pm

The community has grown by leaps and bounds, and when that would happen the
Rebbe expands 770.
Looking forward to seeing the new building!!!

tishrei guests, kinnus, shluchim
September 23, 2020 4:57 pm

we need a giant hotel

yyf
Reply to  tishrei guests, kinnus, shluchim
September 25, 2020 10:52 am

Lahak put out a booklet a few weeks ago (23 elul, nitzavim vayeilech 5780) with a sicha of shabbos nitzavim vayeilech 5733 where the Rebbe speaks about the need for hotels to be made in crown heights.

Please follow the Rebbe's written instructions!!!
September 23, 2020 5:09 pm

This came up in the late Mem’s, late 80s. The Rebbe was involved, and gave many written instructions, which are printed, in his own handwriting. THESE PLANS DO NOT CONFORM TO THEM R”L Imagine rebuilding 770 contrary to the Rebbe’s written instructions – what’s it worth? The Rebbe wrote it must be lower than the original 770 – is that what you see that in these plans? The Rebbe wrote that it must be less a million dollars, “vcol hamimaet bze harei ze meshuboch” – yes, that’s what he wrote. And they scaled back the plans and listened. You don’t… Read more »

$1,000,000.00
Reply to  Please follow the Rebbe's written instructions!!!
September 23, 2020 8:36 pm

Calculate for inflation, and the amount to spend is $3,154,344.66

Hanhala
Reply to  Please follow the Rebbe's written instructions!!!
September 23, 2020 8:37 pm

Those directives where given for that time. That was then. This is now. Example, these days under a million doesn’t even buy a garage. The old aron hakodesh did not look like the current one. The old mizrach wall was not white. Things change. Times change. Directives apply only for in the time they were given.

Handicapped accessible inside
September 23, 2020 5:11 pm

B”H
Handicapped accessible inside ladies section and bathrooms.

Yes!
Reply to  Handicapped accessible inside
September 23, 2020 6:41 pm

^

bh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 23, 2020 5:32 pm

great idea but the desighn looks a bit like a mall but otherwise this is a amazing project!
the rebbbe wanted to expand 770 so his is the rebbes ratzon!

dont even think about doing that!
September 23, 2020 6:34 pm

just think what the Rebbe would say we have to keep it is just like the Beis Hamikdash imagine we wanted to redesign it please keep 770 as it is!!!!

What are you talking about
Reply to  dont even think about doing that!
September 24, 2020 4:34 pm

I think the Rebbe would want it to look nicer then it is now anything.

Interesting
September 23, 2020 6:41 pm

Please maintain the areas where the Rebbe davened and farbrenged as similar to what they always looked like. Our memories are from those spots are very important. If they are modified, it will ruin much of our memories and 770 will feel like just another building.

Chaim
September 23, 2020 7:48 pm

The bais Hamikdosh was also redesigned at one point by a a wealthy king.

This is genuine and beautiful I hope it happens soon!

Baruch Hashem!
September 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Finally!
At long last!!

Doesn’t match the brownstone look of Crown Heights
September 23, 2020 8:16 pm

Looks out of place and not matching the other buildings

I agree
Reply to  Doesn’t match the brownstone look of Crown Heights
September 23, 2020 11:32 pm

It’s beautiful but totally looks out of place. Maybe beautiful new brick or something would be better

Ah H
September 23, 2020 8:22 pm

Beautiful… but not sure if all the money should be spent on that instead of helping educational institutions for example or families in need… expanding yes but luxury not sure

gold
Reply to  Ah H
September 24, 2020 11:26 am

didnt the beis hamikdash have so much gold? this isnt just any shul

Resident
September 23, 2020 9:06 pm

Why do we have a got designing this ? There are special designers for shuls . They built the big belz shul in Yerushalayim etc . This looks like a modern abstract design . Not like a shul and not like the grand shul if Lubavitch

What the Rebbe wanted
September 23, 2020 9:16 pm

The Rebbe spoke many times of his desire to expand 770 but it never eventuated… The Rebbe was also very specific about how how 770 should and should not be renovated… For example the Rebbe did not want any of the supporting pillars from the main shul to be removed… I hope the architects respect this and good luck with the project!!

It’s very cold & not preserve history
September 23, 2020 9:18 pm

Rebbes 770 it’s an historical site, pls keep it like , do Restorations but not renovations, but remodel with a good ventilation system, new bathrooms, etc and renew but keep all the same look, whatever is done there in some stairwell is reduced the olden look … it’s old Brooklyn – make it look like new old but not new cold cement ….770 is a brick 🧱 nothing else pls

Great idea, but...
September 23, 2020 9:26 pm

Most of us would agree 770 needs to be expanded, but they must find a way to build new edifices around 770 that will make it VERY clear that 770 is THE focal point of this project, The present draft shows 770 as barely there – literally and figuratively dwarfed by these modern metal and glass giants. Perhaps the answer is to preserve the Old (preferably Tudor) style of the architecture. To my eye, if the gable on the would be corner building is attempting to do that it’s missing its mark. These buildings should come across as children of… Read more »

the rebbe needs to check it over
September 23, 2020 9:46 pm

The rebbe checked every detail of the blueprints so don’t come up with your own plan which could be against the the rebbes will they should take the old blueprints and finally actualize it and be מקיים what the rebbe wanted! May it be soon!

Oy. So many mind readers.
September 23, 2020 10:32 pm

What’s with the “what the rebbe wants” or “would want”??? No one know what the rebbe “would want” right now. No one is qualified to speak for the rebbe. And what he said or wrote 40 years ago, was 40 years ago. What I and you do today is what we decide to do based, at best, on what our understanding is of any given situation as perhaps influenced by our learning from those we wish to emulate. We’re to own that responsibility, not deflect it by dumping it on the rebbe’s name, thereby dishonoring the rebbe. When the rebbe… Read more »

THATS THE SPIRIT
Reply to  Oy. So many mind readers.
September 23, 2020 11:20 pm

100% RIGHT. AHAVAS YISROEL IS MOST IMPORTANT AND WILL BE THE FACTOR THAT BRINGS MOSHIACH NOW.
BUT THE FACT THAT THE REBBE SAID TO RENOVATE 770 40 YEARS AGO – HE KNEW AND SAW THAT IT WILL HAPPEN TODAY IN OUR DAY AND AGE (40 YEARS LATER). THE TORAH, HASHEM AND THE REBBE ARE EMES AND EMES NEVER CHANGES. WHAT WAS TRUE YESTERDAY IS TRUE TODAY AND WILL BE TRUE TOMORROW AND FOREVER.
I AM SURE THAT THE REBBE’S BLUEPRINT ARE APPLICABLE TODAY AS WELL. THERE IS NO BETTER BLUEPRINTS THAN WHAT THE REBBE SAID, TO DO.

The Rebbe knew what he was talking about
Reply to  Oy. So many mind readers.
September 24, 2020 9:48 pm

Speaking about ahavas yisroel doesn’t legitimize waiving the directives of the Rebbe, which, in the end, are for our good. We can and should expand, renovate and beautify. But if it’s a brand new shul you want, there are plenty of properties for sale to build another shul that is not 770. Happy new year.

Notice
September 23, 2020 10:34 pm

Much effort was expended to build the Library extension with the same In-Out bricks as 770.

Yossel
September 24, 2020 12:00 am

This would be a great idea if the millions of dollars cn be raised. 788 in my opinion is an eyesore and I believe the Rebbe envisioned its replacement as part of the project back when he laid the cornerstone. Of course the Rebbe also envisioned Crown Heights as a model neighborhood and I don’t know if we are doing so well with that. When will the Rebbe’s chassidim follow his wishes?

SIGN THE PETITION
September 24, 2020 1:17 am
The Rebbe said
September 24, 2020 2:54 pm

Their were plans a while ago to do something similar to this and they gave the plans into the rebbe however the issue was the price it was above 1 million dollars so the Rebbe said to cancel the plans becuaseחסה התורה על ממונם שלישראל – the Torah worries about Jewish peoples money

Awesome
September 24, 2020 3:14 pm

About time, hope a great expansion materializes. I’m no scholar but the 12 steps leading up may be a concern, check with your lor. (Definitely fits with ploas arena)

To the soul behind this initiative
September 24, 2020 5:49 pm

I did the same for Bais Rivka….the race is on!

P.S ask a lor about the 12 steps leading up

Love
September 24, 2020 7:28 pm

Please make a women’s beis medrash/library/ Fabrengen room

????
September 25, 2020 7:09 am

Where’s the Kiddush Club

Great design. But..
September 27, 2020 12:04 am

It looks good I would just make sure to add wheelchair accessible ramps to enter the building

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