New York University, Technology II

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New York University, Technology II

Entrance Elevation

Drawings   350  browse all »

Perspective Rendering
Southeast Elevation

Photographs   36  browse all »

NYU Tech II Progress Snapshots
Construction Photograph, Footings, Classroom Wing Looking East
Construction Photograph, East Stair Looking West

Correspondence   2  browse all »


In 1956, New York University hired Marcel Breuer and Associates to design a series of buildings for the School of Engineering and Science on its Bronx campus. The site overlooked the Harlem River and featured existing neo-classical buildings by Stanford White. Technology II was built six years after the other buildings Breuer designs for the university including a Residence Hall and Student Center, Technology I, and Begrisch Hall. Breuer and his associate Hamilton Smith designed an eight-story rectangular volume to house laboratories and offices. A service core tower containing elevators connected this larger volume to a three-storey classroom wing raised on branching concrete pilotis. Both volumes featured modular pre-cast concrete window panels on the long facades while the narrow ends were windowless. A raised terrace with fieldstone retaining walls extended to the rear of the building.