The Steps

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The Steps @ Columbia University
Section: Uptown Manhattan
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights
Address: 1166 Amsterdam Ave.
Owner/Operator: Columbia University Board of Trustees
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The term refers to the long series of granite steps leading from the lower part of campus (South Field) to its upper terrace. With a design inspired by the City Beautiful movement, the steps of Low Library provides Columbia University and Barnard College students, faculty, and staff with a comfortable and spacious outdoor platform and space for informal gatherings, events, and ceremonies. The classical facade epitomizes late 19th century new-classical designs, with its columns and portico marking the entrance to an important structure. On warm days when the weather is favorable, the Low Steps often become a popular gathering place for students to sunbathe, eat lunch, or play Frisbee.

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