If you'd enjoy a self-directed tour of the remarkable Columbia University campus, let us recommend this engaging podcast audio tour. The tour is narrated by Andrew Dolkart; a very well respected New York City architectural historian, and a Professor of architectural history in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation who offers just the right mix of verbal description and detail. Even if you are a first time visitor to the campus, you don't need to worry about getting lost during his tour; the narrator does such a good job of directing you from site to site that it almost feels as if he's right alongside you, giving you the tour in person. There seemed to be a couple of major points that Professor Dolkart wanted to make clear to the visitors of Columbia's campus; The first being that the campus layout was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White. Secondly, Low Library is considered [...]
One great way to check out all of the spectacular history, architecture, and artwork that the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine has to offer is to take a public "highlights tour" of the cathedral. The tours are about an hour long, and are offered on Mondays at 11 am and 2 pm; on Tuesdays-Saturdays at 11 am and 1 pm; and on Sundays beginning at 1 pm. The public highlights tour only costs $6/person and $5 for students/seniors, so it's a great, inexpensive way for individuals or groups of people to experience the picturesque Gothic Revival architectural style of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Photo courtesy of www.yaany.org For more information on tours, you can call the the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine at 212 932-7347. If you would like more general information about the Cathedral, you can visit their webpage.