"Columbia University" Columbia University & Morningside Heights Tip by mrclay2000

  Low Library, Columbia University campus
by mrclay2000

Columbia is one of America's oldest and best-known colleges. Originally created by charter as early as King George II's time, the first institution met far downtown near Trinity Church. Over time the university migrated to midtown and finally to its present site in lower Harlem between 114th and 120th streets. Today the campus hosts a number of interesting buildings, both modern and classical, of which perhaps the most recognizable is Low Library (built 1890s). Campus today is almost like an island amid the neighborhood, but penned in amid such medieval institutions as the Union Theological Seminary and the Riverside Church, this area of New York City is unique on the island.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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