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Low Memorial Library

New York, New York
County of New York.
Columbia University, West 116th Street
National Register Number: 87002599
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - library. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
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Current use/information: Administrative Use.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 23, 1987):
Built in 1895-97, this building is one of the most important Neo-Classical structures in America and is one of architect Charles Folen McKim's masterpieces. The Library was the first major building erected on the present Columbia University site and was conceived as the visual and academic focal point of the campus plan. This campus design is today recognized as a classic of Beaux Arts planning principles.


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