Wednesday, February 2, 2011

☞ ARCHITECTURE: A New Manhattanville Campus

Curbed just posted renderings of the first buildings going up on the new Manhattanville campus of Columbia University: LINK.  Until now, all the architectural plans have been kept from the public and it appears that the glass buildings will level off at the same height as the original Sheffield Dairy stable building that it displaced (center photo).  We remember reading something about Columbia agreeing to level off new building heights to match those of the nearby apartment buildings on the 125th Street south side of the campus but the rendering actually has some severely tall towers to the far left (click on image to enlarge).  It's just a placeholder for the final designs but is it a sign of things to come?


  1. Those smokestacks are rather prominent as well (they appear to have done their best to blend them into the clouds in the rendering)...

  2. I don't think it's fair to say that all architectural renderings have been kept from the public. We just haven't seen anything new in a while.

    That image is supposed to be looking west past Broadway around 131st street.

    Really, for a university so in need of space, Columbia should be building twice as high.