Columbia in Manhattanville by Caitlin BlanchfieldColumbia in Manhattanville by Caitlin Blanchfield

Columbia in Manhattanville

EditorCaitlin Blanchfield

Paperback | November 29, 2016

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In 2003, Columbia University began planning an expansion into neighboring Manhattanville, the site of the soon-to-open campus designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The story of the project is a complex one-a university bursting at the seams, the changing imperatives of research facilities, large-scale investment in underground infrastructures, a controversial use of eminent domain, the commissioning of celebrated architects, and a remarkable campaign of community engagement all combining to reshape the public face of a venerable institution. Bringing together conversations with the architects and planners designing the Manhattanville campus, the educators who will inhabit its buildings, and essays from urban and architectural historians, this book both documents the making of Manhattanville and engages the contested history of public planning and the private university.

Featuring contributions from Amale Andraos, Carol Becker, Elizabeth Diller, Steven Gregory, Maxine Griffith, Tom Jessell, Robert Kasdin, Laura Kurgan, Reinhold Martin, Lois Mazzitelli, Philip Palmgren, Charles Renfro, Marilyn Taylor, and Anthony Vaccione.

Caitlin Blanchfield is managing editor of Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.
Title:Columbia in ManhattanvilleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pagesPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:Columbia Books on Architecture and the CityLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941332234

ISBN - 13:9781941332238