Archtober 10th’s Building of the Day is the beautiful and modern new building of the CUNY School of Law. From a former junior high school in Flushing to a newer and sleeker glass building in Long Island City, in Queens, the CUNY School of Law is now considered “out of the jungle” and is one of the greenest law schools in the country.
The new glass and concrete building was built with 90% post-consumer, recycled steel. and it also recycles rain water and wind power. CUNY bought 6 floors from the 14-story building owned by Citigroup at a cost of $155 million. After a decade of trying to find a new building for the law school, they finally moved to the brand new building in the fall of 2011.
The new facility is more accessible. It’s located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The new location is within walking distance to seven subway lines and buses, a true blessing to folks who used to commute to the older building, as it was difficult to reach by public transportation. With a bigger building , the school had more space and thus was able to expand their programs. The school trains their students to be public interest lawyers and fight injustice for the underprivileged, and it’s being considered one of the best law schools in the country, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
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The new building makes studying law at CUNY much more exciting, doesn’t it?
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