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Learn the latest update on construction progress for the projects taking place this summer at College Walk.

Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Wednesday, July 10 through Friday, July 12, 2019. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.

Columbia’s Manhattanville Development Group joined with its professional services partners to mentor a team of high school students as part of the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship program. 

June 17, 2019 Construction Update - The flat roof above the entrance portico has been installed and the small set-back roofs at the north and south elevations will be installed in July.  Interior dome tiles have been cleaned, and tile replacement and pointing work is currently in progress.  The dome oculus rosette gilding is complete.  Stained glass windows and the Apse copper roof are being installed.  Scaffolding at the west elevation has been removed, and interior and exterior scaffolding will be removed in August.

Celebrating the recent successful opening of state-of-the-art, accessible new classroom space in Chandler Hall, Provost John H. Coatsworth, Deputy Registrar Monica Avitsur, Columbia Health AVP and Medical Director Melanie Bernitz, and Facilities & Operations Executive Director for Space Planning Eugene Villalobos joined a group of University partners to officially open the renovated spaces, which represent 4,500 square feet of new classroom and instructional space. Senior leadership cut a ribbon in the new large lecture hall, 402 Chandler, to mark the occasion.

The Expat, a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving Southeast Asian comfort food, is the latest eatery to open as part of Columbia University’s retail lineup in West Harlem and Morningside Heights.

More than 500 city-certified Minority, Women and Local Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) joined city and state agencies at Columbia’s Lerner Hall to explore economic opportunities during the 13th annual NYC Procurement Fair. Cedric Gaddy, AVP for Capital Finance and Administrative Support, welcomed participants to Columbia and invited them to build business relationships with the University.

Former Liberty House retail space at Broadway and 112th Street will be home to graduates of the 2018 Harlem Local Vendor Program for two weekends in June, courtesy of Columbia University

Each summer, Facilities and Operations takes the opportunity to complete projects that can only take place with the reduced campus population that summer affords. This summer is no exception, with improvements coming to residence halls, grounds, academic and research space, disability access, and more.

After a productive academic year, the summer provides an opportunity for many students and faculty to take a well-deserved break and celebrate the accomplishments made throughout the year. For Facilities and Operations, the summer is an ideal time to perform a wide range of improvements, large and small, as some can only take place when the weather is warmer or the campus is less populated.

New owners have signed a lease with Columbia University in the former Nussbaum and Wu space at 2897 Broadway to open an upgraded shop offering fresh bagels, specialty dumplings and more. The shop will be named "Wu and Nussbaum" in recognition of how much the local community valued the offerings at the former restaurant. The new owners plan to expand the foods offered, especially in the evenings with a variety of dumplings and a noodle bar.

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The 2019 Annual Morningside Campus Steam Shutdown is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. with service restored at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to all campus buildings except for those on the East Campus steam service.

The buildings on the East Campus steam service include: East Campus, Casa Italiana, Faculty House, International Affairs Building, Jerome Greene Annex, Jerome Greene Hall (Law School), President’s House, Wien Hall, William & June Warren Hall, and William C. Warren Hall.  Service to these buildings will not be restored until approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in order to perform additional investigative work on the steam feeder located under Amsterdam Avenue. 

Children of Facilities and Operations employees accompanied their parents to work for the second annual Take Your Child to Work Day at the Manhattanville Campus on April 25.