This multiphase project emphasizes sustainability. Baruch ultimately aims to attain a LEED Silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council on the renovated 17 Lex.
This building occupies the 1847 site of the Free Academy, the first institution of free public higher education in the United States and an essential component of Baruch’s heritage.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the renovation process, including safety, noise mitigation, traffic impact, and historic preservation, are accessible below.
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