Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #61

Wagner College, Main Hall

Architect: Smith, Conable & Powley
Style: Neo-Tudor
Use: Education
Opened: 1930
Borough: Staten Island

Staten Island’s most beautiful building is the centerpiece of a liberal arts college that moved to the island over a decade before its construction but did not become coeducational or nonsectarian until later. The charming irony of a modern construction done in the centuries-old Tudor style while heralding the progressive direction of the school speaks for itself.


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