Cooper Union Building
41 Cooper Square
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Building names(s): Cooper Union Building
Completion date: 2009
function(s): academic, university
built to LEED gold standard and likely to achieve a Platinum rating
advanced green building initiatives include:
- operable building skin made of perforated stainless steel panels offset from a glass and aluminium window wall. The panels reduce the impact of heat radiation during the summer and insulate interior spaces during the winter.
- radiant heating & cooling ceiling panels using HVAC technology to boost energy efficiency.
- full-height atrium improving airflow & increased interior day lighting
- 75% of building’s regularly occupied space lit by natural daylight
- green roof insultates builting and reuces city ‘heat island’ effect, storm water runoff & pollutants; harvested water is reused
- cogeneration plant provides additional power to building, recovers waste heat and cuts energy costs
- flexible state-of-the-art laboratories, studios and classrooms – specifically designed to accommodate pedagogical objectives
Buses arrive at the Port Authority Terminal at 42nd Street From the terminal, you can take a taxi (approx. $7), the subway (S train to Grand Central and then the #6 train downtown – see subway information below) or MTA buses (crosstown #M42 to Lexington Ave., ask for a transfer and switch to the downtown #M101). Subway and bus fare: $2. You must have a Metrocard or exact change (coins only) to board the bus. For more information, go to www.mta.info.
Long distance trains generally arrive at Penn Station (34th Street and Broadway). From Penn, either take a taxi to The Cooper Union (approx. $5) or get on the N or R subway downtown (see subway information below). Metro North trains arrive at Grand Central Station, from which your options are either taxi (approx. $5) or the #6 subway downtown (see subway information below). For more information, go to www.mta.info.
The closest stop to The Cooper Union is at Astor Place, which is served by the #6 train. The N and R trains have a stop at 8th Street and Broadway, about 2 blocks west of The Cooper Union. New York City subway and bus fare is $2. You must have a Metrocard for the subway (bought at the subway service booths or Metrocard vending machine within the station). For buses, you can use either exact change (coins only) or a Metrocard. Subway Help Line: 718.330.1234. For more information, go to www.mta.info.