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Columbia University Plans to Open New Campus Next Spring

Source: The Associated Press

Columbia University on Monday dedicated one of the most ambitious architectural projects in the academic world: the $6.3 billion expansion of its Manhattan campus.

On the Ivy League university's 17 new acres in West Harlem, "there will be countless interactions with our neighbors in the surrounding communities, from educational offerings to health centers to artistic engagements and beyond," Columbia President Lee Bollinger told assembled faculty, Harlem residents and city officials...

Italian architect Renzo Piano, of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, designed the master plan for the entire acreage with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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