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October 18, 2015

openhousenewyork Visits Bronx Community College

openhousenewyork Visits Bronx Community College
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Hall and Library, Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453

RAMSA's North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College will be opened to the public as part of the 13th Annual openhousenewyork weekend.

Stanford White planned what was originally New York University's University Heights campus and designed 6 buildings including what has been called his masterpiece, the Gould Memorial Library. In 1956, New York University called on Marcel Breuer to create a modernist master plan for the campus and built 5 buildings. RAMSA's North Hall and Library carries forward White's approach to celebrate learning for commuting students who seek to further their education while also holding down full-time jobs and caring for families. In another return to tradition, our design embraces 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.

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, Augusta Barone, Alexander P. Lamis, and Graham S. Wyatt led the design of North Hall and Library.
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