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Address: East 7th Street to Astor Place, Cooper Square, New York City, NY
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 in the 1850s on the orders of Peter Cooper, who decided that his new building--... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 CU Foundation building, honoring Peter Cooper on his 80th birthday, is a wonderful commemoration of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 college. A pioneer. The Great Hall in the Foundation Building is a true iconic place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 staff told us that there was a Photography Exhibit on the second floor and it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Design it is certainly worth your time. Go and see some of the visual and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 intellectuals, inventors and thinkers. At one time The Foundation Building was one of the tallest... More 

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