The Square

A photo of the new Columbia Business School during the evening with the lights turned on in the building

The campus’s largest planned open space, The Square will reside between the two new buildings being constructed for the Columbia Business School, a site 270 feet in length by 200 feet in width, providing over an acre of open space between West 130th Street and West 131st Street and between 12th Avenue and Broadway in West Harlem, Manhattan. The Square consists of hard and soft scapes with a central open lawn for passive recreation; connecting pathways with benches, platforms, and sun lounges; a water element; and areas in the corners designed to accommodate performances, lectures, meetings, and collaborative space. The space will be equipped with Wi-Fi and convenience outlets, some of which will be integrated within the furnishings, for student, faculty, and community use.  

Construction is expected to complete in 2021.