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    Amen to that. Kimmel does have a nice dining hall, but they don't accept meal plans.

    As for Bobst, one of the guys on my floor was roomates with the second jumper during orientation. So it definitely hit him hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLOZ Link5
    As for Bobst, one of the guys on my floor was roomates with the second jumper during orientation. So it definitely hit him hard.
    Years ago, we were aware of the ostensible purpose of the Bobst atrium floor design, but recent events at NYU have greatly saddened me and other alums.

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    Unfortunately, now they are in the process of enclosing the atrium walkways in Plexiglas.

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    I like the base, its nice and glassy;


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    There's a grand staircase that leads up to the second floor, which has a lounge for commuters and computer terminals. You get into the rest of the building by swiping your ID card at the turnstiles, which are very similar to the ones on the London Underground. There's a dining hall on the third floor which is widely considered the best one on "campus," but it doesn't offer meal plans. There's an auditorium on the fourth floor, not to mention a much larger one for performing-arts venues in the basement, which is accessible through its own entrance on LaGuardia Place (West Broadway). Much of the rest of the building is occupied by meeting space for clubs, screening rooms, student affairs offices, etc.

    It's much nicer-looking than Loeb, and was designed by Roche & Dinkeloo.

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    It's nicer looking than Loeb in terms of materials and fit-and-finish, but the design is an absolute atrocity. There isn't one angle to look at it that doesn't hurt. Someone -- either the architects, the contracters, or the patrons -- should be arrested for vandalism.

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    The second jumper was a few weeks after the first. There's a lot of speculation as to why he jumped because he seemed happy (that's a bit of a cliché right there); some people say that he was high on something or other, which is something I don't want to believe. His former roomate, who is on my floor, is quoted in both the Daily News and the Post, though the Post misquoted him and spelled his name wrong.

    In response to your other post, I definitely know One University Place. It's the beautiful old building across Waverly—I think—from the Silver Center, NYU's main building. I'm kinda familiar with your photo of the site of Bobst in 1925; I've seen it in a window on a building on University Place. The building on the far left that still exists is a dormitory (either Goddard or Hayden, I forget which), and there's a Starbuck's on the ground floor that used to be the Violet Café.

    The tall loft building in the photograph also still exists. It is called Shimkin Hall, and is across Schwartz Plaza from Bobst. It houses NYU's Information Center, as well as classroom and office space for the Stern School of Business and the General Studies Program.

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    I find this segment very interesting. In the late 1930s my father had a Northern Italian restaurant on the site of the present NYU Law School. My parents lived nearby on Sullivan Street. I agree that NYU builds building that are out of character and not sensitive to the area.

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    You're right lostnyc, it's a view of the row of houses lining the north side of the park, east of 5th Avenue. Neat photo, though none of those structures look familiar. Any more old photos?

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    There is one tree in the northwest corner of the park with a sign on it that says "The Hanging Elm", used for hanging people early on - I believe pre-1800, but I'll check. I think I even have a photo, but can't post it until later.

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    I know that church; such a lovely building. I had no idea that it was so old.

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    Hmmm, nevermind. I thought it was the same church that's on or around that site now. Washington Square South, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc
    They better not do that. Quick: somebody call the Landmarks Commission! Oh...they're all asleep or on the take.

    Or are they just driveling idiots?

    Outcome's the same, no matter which.
    Where's the Catholic Center? Does anyone have a photo?

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    It's next to the NYU student centre on the south side of Washington Square:


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    Arch.: Eggers & Higgins (built from 1961-64).

    A recent article from the NYU paper ( http://www.nyunews.com/vnews/display.../440e8f350f5cd ) ...

    Historic NYU chapel to be torn down

    Rebecca Kritzer
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    March 08, 2006

    A hangman’s house turned house of God, the Catholic Center at NYU has its share of idiosyncrasies — including a six-pointed star.

    But after 42 years of sitting on Washington Square South, the building and its stained-glass Star of David will be torn down at the end of the summer because of its dire conditions, financial issues stemming from a pricey energy bill and the possibility of better utilizing of the space.

    The 315-person capacity chapel, which currently serves the NYU Roman Catholic community, will be rebuilt in two or three years. The smaller 100-person capacity chapel will only occupy part of the 35,000 square foot plot, said Father John P. McGuire, the Director of the Catholic Center. It is not known what will be built in the remaining space...

    Many photos of the exterior of the Catholic Center here: http://www.pbase.com/hjsteed/wss_catholic_center

    The Interior ( and info on the organ: http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/htm...ChapelNYU.html ) :


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