CANCELED - Architecture, Planning and the Transformation of Manhattanville

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General Public$25.00 USD
Student with Valid ID$15.00 USD

Event Details

*This event has been CANCELED. We hope to see you soon for another event.*


Meet at the Northwest corner of Broadway and 125th Street, in front of The Forum at Columbia University. 

Manhattanville, a former manufacturing district, is now home to Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus, which broke ground in 2010 and is currently under development. This satellite campus represents the University’s largest expansion since establishing its Morningside Heights campus in the 1890s. This two-hour walking tour will focus on the master plan and architecture of the new Manhattanville campus, the surrounding historic buildings, imposing infrastructure and adjoining public spaces.

We will delve into Columbia’s earlier attempts at expansion and the factors that led them to this largely industrial neighborhood just one subway stop to the north of its main campus. And we will also consider the process of rezoning and land acquisition that made the development of this campus possible. Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) designed the now completed initial three buildings on the Manhattanville Campus. The next step in the master plan, established by SOM and RPBW, is the Business School by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro—this two-building complex is slated for completion in 2020.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY Guide: Doug Fox, Allied Professional, AIANY


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