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Baruch to commence $100M renovation project at 17 Lex

Lawrence and Eris Field building to get new facade, elevators

April 24, 2014 11:25AM

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The Lawrence and Eris Field building at 17 Lexington Avenue

Baruch College has scored state funding to carry out a $100 million renovation of its oldest building, according to college officials. The college will kick off work next year at the Lawrence and Eris Field building, located at 17 Lexington Avenue, and plans to replace the elevators and swap its brick façade for glass walls.

Baruch has $98.3 million for the first phase of the project, including about $30 million in state capital funds. “We want to make the facade more open and available to the public and the students,” a Baruch spokesperson told DNAinfo.

The 16-story building will remain open during construction, according to the website. [DNAinfo]  – Hiten Samtani

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