Wednesday, July 22, 2009
☞ INTRODUCING: Barnard's Diana Center
Near completion, the formerly named Nexus building at Barnard between 116th and 117th Street on Broadway has been rechristened the Diana Center after alumn Diana Touliatou Vagelos '55, who donated $15 million for the new building. The glass is completely up, and the building is in its last phase of construction with a green roof planned to top it off. The low-scale of the building and touch of color is definitely better than the looming new science building going up across the street, which overwhelms the architecture of the immediate area. Hopefully, Columbia will eventually recognize the difference between the two new buildings and make plans accordingly for any construction on the Manhattanville campus of the future.