Cooperman Library, 6th & 7th Floors
The renovation of the 6th and 7th floors of the Cooperman Library is now underway. In addition to the reading and study space, on the 6th floor the School of Education will have their own library, including smart classrooms, a technology help-and-loan center and a lab for analyzing student-teaching videos. The 7th floor will be home to the new Silverstein Student Success Center, which will bring together in one place Hunter's three student-tutoring facilities: the Dolciani Mathematics Center, the Rockowitz Writing Center and the new Skirball Science Center. The 7th floor will also house a lecture hall and a new pre-professional center for students pursuing careers in law, business, medicine and health. The Library consists of 125,000 square feet over nine floors. It serves more than 20,000 students and faculty. Originally designed to accommodate 9,000 students, it was built over 30 years ago and no longer meets the College's academic needs. The phased capital renovation of the Library is now underway, which will include upgrades to the HVAC systems, lighting, architectural finishes, space reprogramming, installation of condensed shelving, and outfitting of furniture and equipment--all to reestablish this space as a first-class destination for students and faculty.
Pictured below: External deliveries--a crane lifting renovation materials to the 7th floor, where they will be passed into the Library through one of its large windows. Pictured on the right, in the foreground, is a site-specific art installation created by French artist Daniel Buren, lining the windows of Hunter's 3rd- and 7th-floor pedestrian bridges.
Pictured Below: 7th Floor---shelves of books are protected, as ceiling tiles are removed in the first stages of renovation work.