Baruch College’s Vertical Campus Inspires
NEW YORK—A source of lofty inspiration for its students, Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus is still being studied by architects more than 10 years after its unveiling to students and the public.“If you come early in the morning and take out your notes, it’s so peaceful. Sometimes a bird flies through. I like the format. All the classrooms are off to the side, it’s easy to navigate through,” said student Saveendra Wijebandara, 18. Wijebandara has been at the school over the summer, and is just starting a new semester.“It’s beautiful,” he said, gesturing to the atrium, “You can see those rays of lights coming down.” The traditional campus is supposed to arrange its various departments and facilities around a sprawling quadrangle, where people pass through, study, or just relax. It should be the heart of the institution.