A Campus for Urban Life
Unlike a traditional campus from an earlier era, there are no gates on the new Manhattanville campus. Designed to fit within the existing street grid on the blocks along Broadway west to 12th Avenue from the triangle where 125th Street crosses 129th Street north to 133rd Street—and on the east side of Broadway from 131st to 134th Street—the campus plan encompasses more than 17 acres with publicly accessible open space, tree-lined sidewalks and innovative buildings whose very transparency encourages shared knowledge and social engagement. The plan seamlessly integrates several older industrial buildings now supporting the University's academic mission and administrative offices. New retail stores, restaurants, cultural activities and civic spaces at sidewalk level will enliven local streets and create appealing pathways to a revitalized Hudson River waterfront park supported annually by the University.