The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-4100
Eighth Street – New York University

The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union Cooper Union is the name by which it is commonly known, the Cooper Union for the advancement of science and art, located in New York. The Cooper Union is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, with its three schools always located in the most senior posts in the rankings of the country, is divided into three faculties or schools: School of Architecture, School of Art and School of Engineering. The Cooper Union is one of the few American institutions of higher education that offers a free education to all students. As a result of this offer, Cooper Union is one of the most selective universities in the United States, with an acceptance rate of students generally below 10% of the applications received. Cooper has a rich history in 150 years, its founder, Peter Cooper, an inventor of the nineteenth century and industrial with less than a year of formal schooling, designed to provide students from working class a education of 'first row', 'free as the air or the water' with unorthodox programs; brought the fine arts and the arts together structural, was a pioneer in the admission of women, and had a library free and open to the public before the creation of the New York Public Library. Abraham Lincoln gave a famous antislavery address at Cooper. Thomas Edison study chemistry there. Between 2006 and 2009 was built what is known today as the Cooper Union Building, located in the N. 41 Cooper Square, is a work of exhibition spaces with multipurpose and shops, was conceived in pursuit of the purpose of causing the same impact as the first building on the foundation in 1859 Cooper was or what caused the Chrysler building in the 1930s. All the institutional amenities - including meeting rooms, social space, seminar halls, wireless connection, health services, and phones - are located on the fourth and the seventh level around the atrium. The lift system only makes trips to the fourth and seventh floors, called upon the occupants to use, and congregate around the grand staircase, the social heart of the building. On the street level, the transparent facade invites to the street to watch and take part in the intensity of the activity contained within the building. Open and accessible, the Cooper building is an example of energy efficiency as embodied by the sustainable architecture