Welcome to the New York Architecture Diary, your essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the city.
The City College of New York (CCNY) dates back to 1847 as the country’s earliest free institution of higher education. The campus moved to Hamilton Heights in 1907, and has hosted countless dignitaries, visionaries, and artists, including Mark Twain, President Taft, and President Franklin Roosevelt. The campus has included buildings dating from 1833 to 2009, altogether contributing to the unique contrasts in architectural styles over the years. On this tour with City College graduate and campus guide, Dalton Whiteside, we will visit CCNY’s vibrant Neo-Gothic campus, through the Modernism of the central campus, and to the newly renovated South Campus, which originated as a former convent. We will conclude the tour on the roof of the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, with a stunning view of the city skyline. It’s sure to be an educational adventure!