Oct 15, 2017

openhousenewyork to Tour Bronx Community College

RAMSA's North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College will be open to the public as part of the 15th Annual openhousenewyork weekend on October 15.

North Hall and Library, dedicated in 2012, provides state-of-the-art classrooms and a double-height information commons under a double row of barrel vaults supported by slender columns inspired by Henri Labrouste's St. Genevieve Library in Paris. North Hall features a decorative arts program with mural scenes of the Bronx by local artists Daniel Hauben at the main stair landings and on the balcony frieze in the commons, and Greek-key stenciling on the vaulted ceiling by Cid Mendez. The building completes the north side of the campus's central quadrangle, which was reconfigured and rededicated in November 2016.

Bronx Community College, originally planned by Stanford White on New York University's University Heights campus, includes his masterpiece, the Gould Memorial Library, as well as a collection of buildings by Marcel Breuer from the 1950s and 1960s.

For two days each October, the Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.

RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern, Alexander P. Lamis, and Graham S. Wyatt led the design of North Hall and Library. For more information about the Open House New York weekend, please click here.

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