The Public Interest

The college and the city: then and now

Nathan Glazer

Summer 1998

THE City College of New York celebrated its 150th anniversary during the current academic year. It also celebrated progress in the $85 million restoration of the grand collegiate Gothic structures that the city erected for its free college 90 years ago. It reopened the Great Hall, a magnificent cathedral-like space graced with a huge mural and with stained glass windows celebrating the major American colleges at the time of its construction.

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