The latest designs for the Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Columbia's new Manhattanville campus are classic Renzo Piano, a mix of hyper-tech detailing and mechanical elegance.
The new campus is designed to be open and inviting to the surrounding Harlem community, a contrast to the gated walls of Columbia's Morningside Heights enclave designed by McKim, Mead & White
The new science center towers over the area's most prominent landmark, the 1-Train viaduct.
The project has not been altered that greatly since a glimpse of it was revealed in this 2008 rendering, which looks down 131st Street from Broadway.
An early sketch of the project shows that the roof garden remains intact.
Columbia's master plan for Manhattanville.