The University of Cincinnati is trying to raise its profile through a risky (but increasingly common) investment: expensive architecture.
When you think of a classic American college campus, you probably envision a set of pastoral images: a demure brick rowhouse crowned with a white steeple, a gargoyle perched on a limestone archway, a domed library on a sunlit grass quadrangle. Often far from cities or shielded from them by gates and walls, campuses exude a sense of refuge. Thomas Jefferson famously wanted the University of Virginia to resemble a kind of ‘‘academical village.’
But the old pastoral atmosphere has given way to a new ethos. On campuses today, you will find neoclassical libraries cheek by jowl with glassy, postmodern student centers…
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