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New School’s University Center in NYC topped out

16-story will provide new focal point for campus.

May 31, 2012 |
From left to right: Jody Durst, David Van Zandt, John Tishman, Daniel Tishman, D

Professionals from Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC), an AECOM company, Leaders and Trustees of The New School, and hundreds of construction tradespeople celebrated the "topping out" of the University Center, marking the completion of vertical construction. Located at 65 Fifth Avenue between 14th and 13th Streets the 16-story University Center will provide a new focal point for The New School, which over the past decade has transformed into a major degree-granting university.

The University Center is The New School's largest-ever construction project, adding to the university's Greenwich Village campus 375,000-sf of classrooms, a library, an auditorium, a 608-bed student residence, and other facilities. Designed by SOM's award-winning architect Roger Duffy, the University Center will serve as a central meeting point for students and faculty across the university's disciplines, including art and design, liberal arts, social research, and the performing arts.

In addition, the University Center will be one of New York's greenest buildings, with a projected LEED Gold rating, and innovative sustainability features including a rainwater-saving green roof, for which The New School recently received a grant from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. +

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