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Archtober 18, Building of the Day: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

When your school is a gorgeous glass building in Manhattan, going to college sounds so much more interesting, right? That’s how the Criminal Justice students of John Jay College feel like everyday. The New Building is the newest addition to the college, and it’s the 18th building of the day for Archtober, the third annual month-long festival of Architecture in New York. The beautiful glass structure is located on the corner of 59th St and 11th Ave. The modern building has 13 floors and it was designed by American architectural and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Archtober 18, Building of the Day: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Archtober 18, Building of the Day: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The concept behind the glass building is to show the ideal of transparency and justice as Criminal Justice should be something transparent and not hidden. As part of the new structure, there ‘s a 65,000 square-foot roof garden, known as “Jay Walk,” that connects the New Building to another existing building. The college consists of five more buildings: Haaren Hall, North Hall, Westport Building, BMW Building and 54th St Annex.

Archtober 18, Building of the Day: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Archtober 18, Building of the Day: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Archtober 18, Building of the Day: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The new building was built at cost of $600 million and it was open to the public in November 2011. The construction of the building exceeded expectations and it’s the school’s new state-of-the art. Definitely a very pleasant scenario!

Check out our Archtober archive to see more notable works of architecture.

Photos via ArchDaily

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