la Low Memorial Library è probabilmente l’edificio più famoso del campus della …

🇮🇹 la Low Memorial Library è probabilmente l’edificio più famoso del campus della Columbia University. Fu così nominato da un ex rettore, in memoria del padre, commerciante tessile, tra i precursori della tratta con l’estremo oriente. Fu rettore solo per qualche anno, in quanto, in seguito, abbandonó il suo ruolo, per candidarsi a sindaco della città. Un tempo era la libreria del campus; oggi, invece, è stata sostituita dalla Butler Library, anch’essa intitolata alla memoria di un ex rettore, ed ospita un centro visitatori. Dinanzi, troviamo la celebre scultura dell’ Alma Mater, in prossimità della quale si tengono le celebrazioni delle lauree. È sopravvissuta a diversi tentativi di vandalismo, in particolar modo anche ad un attentato dinamitardo, durante i disordini studenteschi di fine anni ‘60. Nella mano destra sostiene uno scettro sormontato da una corona,che rievoca i primi anni dell’istituzione, quando si chiamava King’s College
🇺🇸 the Low Memorial Library is probably the most famous building in the Columbia University campus. He was named by a former rector, in memory of his father, a textile merchant, one of the forerunners of the trade with the Far East. He was rector only for a few years, as he later abandoned his role to run for mayor of the city. It was once the campus library ; today, however, it has been replaced by the Butler Library, also dedicated to the memory of a former rector, and houses a visitor center. In front, we find the famous sculpture of the Alma Mater, near which graduation celebrations are held. It survived several attempts at vandalism, especially a bomb attack, during the student riots of the late 1960s. In his right hand he holds a scepter surmounted by a crown, which recalls the early years of the institution, when it was called King’s College #manhattan #newyorkcity #newyorkworld #newyorklovers #newyorkhistory #newyorkstories #newyorksecrets #newyorkitalian #morningsideheights #columbiauniversity
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