Archive for December, 2007

$178 Million Sought For Historic Campus

Seeking to preserve its past and build for the future, Bronx Community College has put forward a five-year, $178 million capital proposal for its celebrated landmarked campus on University Heights that calls for innovative design, respects its acclaimed architectural heritage and provides critically needed modern infrastructure to bring the 110-year-old campus into the 21st century.

The Gould: A Brief History

Even among the numerous landmarked buildings contained within the historic campus of Bronx Community College, the Jay Gould Memorial Library dominates “as one of the triumphs of the late 19th Century American architecture.” The New York City Landmark Preservation Commission chose those words when it formally designated the Gould as one of New York City’s architectural treasures. The commission’s report in support of designation, issued on August 11, 1981, is a sweeping historical and architectural analysis that explores the roots of the modern campus, the rethinking of higher education and how these concepts took shape and form at the dawn of a new century.

Trustees Approve $56 Million for New Library

Renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern faced a daunting aesthetic challenge in designing a $56 million library and classroom building for Bronx Community College.

Back to the Future

Rome has only one Pantheon. Bronx Community College has two.