Marist College Dedicates New Pedestrian UnderpassOctober 19, 2011
Marist College and the New York State Department of Transportation today dedicated a new pedestrian underpass at Route 9. The tunnel connects the two halves of the Marist campus separated by the heavily-trafficked four-lane divided highway.
"This project is a prime example of a private-public partnership that created jobs and a good outcome for our community," said Dennis Murray, President of Marist College. "Pedestrians will be safer, traffic will flow more smoothly, and the area's aesthetics have been enhanced."
The portals and interior treatment take their inspiration from the College's adjacent gatehouse, built in 1865 of picturesque Hudson Valley rubble stone. New campus gates, inspired by those at nearby estates and intended to provide an appropriate public face for the College, are nearing completion.
Kevin Smith was Robert A.M. Stern Architects' Project Partner for these improvements, as well as the College's recently completed Hancock Technology Center.