Thursday, January 25, 2007

CUNY Graduate Center

City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest urban university in the United States consisting of 21 colleges. It has an enrollment of 450,000 students spread out over 5 boroughs in New York City. The university was founded by Townsend Harris in 1847 as the Free Academy. The Free Academy became The City College and later merged with other city schools to form the CUNY system in 1961.

The building in the photo is the CUNY Graduate Center, which is the only college that offers PhD degreesin the CUNY system. It is located in the former B. Altman and Company on 5th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street. The building was designed by architects, Trowbridge and Livingston and completed in 1906. CUNY took over the building and made it the new home of the CUNY Graduate Center.

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7 comments:

Lavender Lady said...

You are so lucky to live where you do, I am sure it is expensive, but so much culture. I would never stay home.

Keropok Man said...

It looks so grand and stately! The universities in Singapore looks modern, just the opposite.

tigerfish said...

Though the uni is within the city, oh...look at that architecture...i prefer such buildings than modern ones. Such buildings' got more "character" ? Are they historic too ?

Olivier said...

elle est magnifique cette université. je trouve que NYC à des universités tres belles.


it is splendid this university. I find that NYC at very beautiful universities.

Annie said...

Those columns inspire me.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

lavender lady - maybe we can swap life for a week so I can relax by the river in your blog and you can enjoy the culture in NYC.

keropokman & tigerfish - yes, most of the universities in NYC are old, dating back to the late 1800s. Columbia and NYU are at least 100 years old, I believe.

olivier & annie - thanks for the comments.

Mandi said...

I like this building - great photo.
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