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North Academic Center

160 Convent Ave, Amsterdam Ave, 138 St, The City College of New York
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1982
Floor Count8
Units / Rooms2,000
Building Uses
 - education
 - conference
 - library
 - mechanical
 - office
 - restaurant
 - theatre
 - university
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - atrium
 - bridge
 - chimney
 - hole
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - brick


Description
Architect: William Pedersen (within John Carl Warnecke & Associates)

- This is City College's main building, housing its main (Cohen) library, its cafeteria, and more than one thousand classrooms. It is three blocks long.

- The "NAC" is almost universally despised by both students and staff, due mostly to its mazelike layout and high concentration of windowless rooms.

- This building replaced the Lewisohn Stadium, as well as a number of tenement buildings.

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