QC science building opens
The science students at Queens College (QC) are officially in the 21st Century, now that university officials have cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Remsen Hall science building.
The $30 million project features 11 high-tech labs with such thoughtful amenities as low-level benches for the wheelchair-bound, and a gathering area complete with blackboards for students to discuss their work.
When the building opened, in 1950, it cost $3,625,000.
In addition to upgraded heating and air conditioning, the building is made more pleasant by a three-story, 55,162-piece mosaic, inspired by the telltale tracks of sub-atomic particles in a “cloud chamber.”
Shown here, on Monday, March 1 are (in front, left to right) Robert Engel, QC Math & Natural Sciences Dean; Iris Weinshall, a Vice Chancellor of the City University of New York; Jay Goldstein, Project Manager for the New York State Dormitory; Katharine Cobb, QC Vice President for Finance and Administration and QC President James Muyskens.
Behind them are (left to right) mosaic artist Carter Hodgkin; Dave Gosine, QC Director of Facilities; Paul Broches from Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and Thomas Strekas, QC Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.