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Cooper Union Foundation Building

East 7th Street to Astor Place, Cooper Square, New York City, NY
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  • Average18%
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3 Oct 2016
“Great history”
19 Jul 2016
“Wonderful school, and a good view into New York of old”
East 7th Street to Astor Place, Cooper Square, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you look up from Cooper Square to the roof of the Cooper Union Foundation Building, you can see a round, funnel-like structure that is, in fact, the top of the world's first elevator shaft. It was put there during the construction of the building...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Cooper Union is a school reaching back before the Civil War, and a history and memory of Peter Cooper, a great American. Some of the brightest young men and women in America are in college here. The historical marker in the first floor of the...More

Thank sjp38501
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Cooper Union is an arts, engineering, and architecture college founded by Peter Cooper, a man who deserves much more recognition than he gets. He founded the school based on the idea of equality in his era when only certain groups were allowed to enroll in...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 6 August 2015

really neat old building. now looks out of place surrounded by the glass buildings around it. worth spending some time reading the plaques and walking around it. i'd seen it in skate videos but didn't know about the elevators history or other architectural details.

1  Thank mark r
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This was one of the places my husband wanted to see while we were in New York City. One of his friends in Florida graduated from Engineering School here. We were lost a few times but we finally found it. As we looked around, one...More

Thank TRAVELdglobenow
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Mayne designed this building from the inside out and it embodies the advancement in art, architecture and engineering ....very cool. If you aren't into architecture and design this may not interest you.

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

I see there is no page specifically for the Lubalin Archives at Cooper, so I figured this was the best place to post. Cooper Union is home to the Lubalin Centre/Archives, which are free to access (by appointment). If you have an interest in Graphic...More

1  Thank astrowstorer
Reviewed 17 August 2014

It was a very cool looking building, but there wasn't much else around it so unless you're in the area it's not worth going out of the way to look at.

Thank Packerfancheesehead
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Cooper union consists of main foundation building, Cooper Union Library building, and other building complexes situated at 41 Cooper Square and at 7E-7th St, Manhattan, New York. Architect of these buildings is very good. The Foundation Building was used as a common meeting place of...More

3  Thank RajnishPathak
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