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Category:Low Memorial Library

English: Low Memorial Library is the administrative center of Columbia University. Built in 1895 by University President Seth Low in memory of his father, Abiel Abbot Low, and financed with $1 million of Low's own money due to the recalcitrance of university alumni, it is the focal point and most prominent building on the university's Morningside Heights campus. The steps leading to the library's columned facade are a popular meeting place for Columbia students as well as home to Daniel Chester French's sculpture, Alma Mater, a university symbol. Low Library was officially named a New York City landmark in 1967, then a National Historic Landmark twenty years later. It is capped by the largest freestanding granite dome in the United States. Note that "Library" is primarily a historic term as that is not the building's current use.

This is a category about a place or building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America. Its reference number is 87002599

Low Memorial Library 
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building on the Columbia University campus
Instance of university building
Part of Columbia University
Named after
  • Abiel Abbot Low
Location Manhattan, United States of America
Heritage designation
  • place listed on the National Register of Historic Places (23 December 1987)
Authority control
NRHP reference number: 87002599

40° 48′ 32.4″ N, 73° 57′ 43.2″ W

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