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The tour is guided by Andrew Dolkart, a popular New York City architectural historian, a professor of architectural history at Columbia's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the author of an award-winning history of Morningside Heights, Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development.

The tour begins at the Columbia Visitors Center, on the second floor of Low Library, and includes 21 stops at such architectural highlights as St. Paul's Chapel, Low Library and plaza, and the late-nineteenth-century classroom Havemeyer 309, which has been used as a set in a number of feature films.

Columbia University Walking Tour with Andrew Dolkar‪t‬ Columbia University

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The tour is guided by Andrew Dolkart, a popular New York City architectural historian, a professor of architectural history at Columbia's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the author of an award-winning history of Morningside Heights, Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development.

The tour begins at the Columbia Visitors Center, on the second floor of Low Library, and includes 21 stops at such architectural highlights as St. Paul's Chapel, Low Library and plaza, and the late-nineteenth-century classroom Havemeyer 309, which has been used as a set in a number of feature films.

    01-Introduction

    01-Introduction

    The tour is introduced by Andrew Dolkart, an architectural historian of New York, Columbia professor, and author of a book on Morningside Heights.

    02-Low Library - Vestibule

    02-Low Library - Vestibule

    The Low Library vestibule is the grand, high-ceilinged space outside the Visitors Center, decorated with a statue of Athena and other traditional symbols of learning.

    03-Low Library - Rotunda

    03-Low Library - Rotunda

    Topped by a dome designed to recall the Pantheon in Rome, the Low Library rotunda was originally used as a reading room when the building served as a library.

    04-Plaza in Front of Low Memorial Library

    04-Plaza in Front of Low Memorial Library

    The plaza affords an excellent view of architect Charles McKim's design for the Columbia campus, as well as Daniel Chester French's statue, Alma Mater.

    05-Lewisohn Hall

    05-Lewisohn Hall

    Walking past Dodge Hall, the former business school, Professor Dolkart points out Lewisohn Hall, designed by architect Arnold Bruner in the style that Charles McKim had established for the campus.

    06-Earl Hall

    06-Earl Hall

    Professor Dolkart describes Earl Hall, one of the most prominent buildings on campus, and also discusses the campus's landscaping.

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