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Columbia University Campbell Sports Complex – A Sports Complex Shows Its Brains and Brawn

Columbia University, busily expanding into Harlem, has meanwhile opened the Campbell Sports Center, a $30 million athletic building in Inwood, the neighborhood at the northern tip of Manhattan. The center, designed by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy, of Steven Holl Architects, the New York firm, is a trifle beside Mr. Holl’s mega office and residential projects in China and elsewhere. And it’s not a beauty. But it is a tough, sophisticated and imaginative

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Audubon Park and Beyond: More Superb Riverside Drive Apartments!
riverside drive view from lafayette blvd

  Around 1840, the naturalist John James Audubon, born in 1785, who died in 1851, built Minnie's Land, his estate near the current location of The Riviera Apartments, north of 155th and today’s Riverside Drive. Gradually filling with clapboard villas, becoming known as Audubon Park, this remote local was where Mrs. Clarence Day chose to have her reluctant husband baptized, in secret, as “no one knows us way up there…”  Half a century

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