City College of New York: The Great Hall
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
George B. Post, 1907; Restoration Ongoing

In 1907, City College moved to its breathtaking Neo-Gothic campus designed by George Browne Post, the architect of the Stock Exchange, onto what was being called an acropolis, in the heart of Harlem and Hamilton Heights. Built from the Manhattan schist bedrock on which they perch, the buildings are replete with white terra cotta ornament and a rich array of delightful grotesques reflecting the academic disciplines originally housed within. Today, those buildings are landmarked, and the campus has expanded to 36 tree-lined acres, including state-of-the-art science buildings. Within the iconic Shepard Hall is CCNY's Great Hall, a jewel of Post's grand design built in the tradition of the great European univeristy, and one of the largest rooms in all of New York City.

Saturday Tour Info: OpenDialogue with Elemental Architecture principal Carl Stein will take place at 10, 11 am, 12, and 1 pm.

Access Notes: There is an access ramp at the West 140th Street & Convent Avenue entrance for those who require one.

 

Image Credit: Elemental