Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of First Phase of Renovations at Baruch College’s Lawrence and Eris Field Building
Renovations Include New Façade, Lobby and Significant Infrastructure Improvements
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the first phase of a $109 million renovation of Baruch College’s historic Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue. This project is the first significant renovation of the building since it opened its doors in 1929 as the City College of New York – the building also sits on the original site of the 1847 Free Academy – both institutions served as precursors to the City University of New York. The completed renovation, part of a six-stage comprehensive overhaul, includes critical infrastructure upgrades to the building’s mechanical and electrical systems, as well as a redesign of the Lexington Avenue façade and lobby to introduce natural light and provide public safety enhancements.
Funding for the $109 million project came from New York State, with additional funding provided by the New York City Council. The City University of New York and The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York managed the construction.
“Ensuring all New Yorkers have access to higher education is one of the most important investments we can make in our communities and our state,” Governor Cuomo said.