Monday, March 12, 2012

NYU University Heights Campus, The Bronx, New York, New York

NYU's University Heights Campus is bounded by University Ave, 180th St., and the Hall of Fame Terrace. Begun in the 1890s, the 50-acre campus was NYU's uptown campus until 1973. The original landscape architect was Vaux. The Library, Language Hall, and Hall of Philosophy were all designed in 1900 by McKim, Mead & White and are classical revival. The domed Library is spectacular with a breathtaking marble interior.
Three mansions predate the campus, inc. the Henry Mitchell MacCracken residence (photo, stone), founder of the Heights campus, overlooking the Harlem River.

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