E=MC Awesome: An Exclusive Look at Columbia’s New Manhattanville Science Center

Universities are poised to overtake the church as the city’s biggest private landlord, The Observer‘s Laura Kusisto reports in this week’s print edition.

While we were tracking down the juicy details for the story, Columbia shared some eye-popping new renderings of the new Jerome L. Greene Science Center at the school’s Manhattanville campus–part of its surge in real estate. The new designs are so astounding, we couldn’t hold onto them one minute longer. Well done, Renzo.

Enjoy this latest glimpse of the science center, and be sure to check back later to see who is winning the epic collar-and-gown showdown.

SLIDESHOW: Renzo Piano’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Columbia. >>