Join us to discuss and preview Columbia in Manhattanville, a new book from Columbia Books on Architecture and the City. Amale Andraos, Reinhold Martin, and Eric Washington will be in conversation with Caitlin Blanchfield at 1pm on Nov 4, Ware Lounge, Avery Hall.
Home to the famed Cotton Club, Alexander Hamilton’s grange, the Manhattan Project, and a Studebaker factory, West Harlem has been an ever-transforming pocket of New York City. With the arrival of Columbia University’s Manhattanville expansion, it is now also a site of experimentation in the future of the twenty-first century university. 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 documents the making of Manhattanville and critically engages the University’s own history of expansion.