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North Academic Center & the CCNY Campus
Perspectives on the North Academic Center Professor Gretchen Johnson, Associate Dean of the School of Education, shares her perspectives on the North Academic Center that houses the School of Education.
|The School of Education is located in the North Academic Center, known as the NAC building. It is a complex building and viewed from outside (from streets above and below) it is possible to spot the inspiring idea on which the design was based. CCNY has always been a college that educated the children of working families and immigrants. In the past, most immigrants arrived in New York City by ship. If you view the NAC building from Amsterdam Avenue and 134th Street, you can see the bow of a ship and a smokestack. If you view it from "above," that is, from Amsterdam Avenue and 138th Street you can see another ship's bow. Viewed from Convent Avenue, you will see a gangplank leading up to the cafeteria level. If you take a look at the arrangements of the windows you can detect the various deck
A View of our "Ship" from Amsterdam Avenue and 134th Street.
||levels on a ship.If you could view the NAC building from a helicopter or plane, you would see that it is positioned so that Shepard Hall with its two curved wings forms an anchor just to the East of the building. The NAC building can be considered a celebration of immigrants to America who, themselves or their children, come to City College to be educated and achieve their dreams.||