They’ve worked with world-famous architectural firms such as I.M. Pei & Partners and designed projects for the Durst Organization that cost millions of dollars. Continue reading
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Tagged $6.3 billion, African-American architects, American Institute of Architects, Arch527, Columbia, Columbia University, community benefit agreement, Community Benefits Agreement, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Durst Organization, Harlem, Kofi Boateng, Lou Switzer, Manhattanville, Mark Barksdale, Switzer Group, Tanya Pope, Victoria Benitez, West Harlem Local Development Corporation, Zevilla Jackson Preston
Over 4 years ago Columbia University made a great deal with the New York City to acquire most of the land West of Broadway from 125th to 133rd Street. In return for the land they and local officials created the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) which specified what Columbia must give back to the community in Jobs, trainings, money and other incredible concessions. Unfortunately for the past 4 years the “local powers” have kept it under tight wraps and in the midst of gridlock.
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Tagged 125th Street, amsterdam, Broadway theatre, CBA, Columbia University, Community Benefits Agreement, Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), Continental Basketball Association, Harlem, New York, New York City, Our Children's Foundation, United States, West Harlem Development Corporation