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New York City, East Village, 41 Cooper Square, Cooper Union New Academic Building, 2009



Source : Wikipédia


The Cooper Union New Academic Building, designed by architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis, is the newest addition to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (The Cooper Union) campus. It is located on 41 Cooper Square and stands on the former site of the School of Art Hewitt Building. The nine-story 175,000 square feet (16,300 m2) academic center houses the Albert Nerken School of Engineering with additional spaces for the humanities, art and architecture departments.


There is also an exhibition gallery and auditorium for public programs and retail space on the ground level. Construction of the building began in 2006 and was completed in September 2009. The site of the existing engineering building will be leased to a developer once the move has been completed. There has been neighborhood opposition towards the project.


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Taken on January 29, 2011