Despite court decision, Columbia will continue work on Manhattanville campus

January 07, 2010 12:20PM

Columbia University officials say they plan to continue their 17-acre Manhattanville campus expansion, despite a court defeat last month which prevented them from controlling 100 percent of the planned area. However, the school still controls 94 percent of the area and will continue with the utility, demolition, and construction work that has been going on for a few months now. A Columbia-owned building at 3229 Broadway at the corner of 129th Street will still be demolished and the adjacent gas station will become home to the Jerome L. Greene Science Center. Additionally, construction will commence on the subterranean “bathtub”, which would connect all the buildings. “Despite the court case, construction is on schedule on properties controlled by Columbia,” said Marcelo Velez, head of construction for the Manhattanville project at Columbia. [Arch Paper]

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