The next Treasures of New York focuses on science. Treasures of New York: Jerome L. Greene Science Center provides a look inside Columbia University’s new, state-of-the-art research center in Harlem that will be devoted entirely to neuroscience. The program premieres Thursday, June 15 at 8pm on WLIW21 and Sunday, June 18 at 7pm on THIRTEEN.
In March 2006, president of the prestigious Columbia University, Lee C. Bollinger announced a plan to establish the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, to be “among the world’s most advanced facilities specializing in the study of the brain.”
Today, a brand new, state-of-the-art building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano rises nine stories above Columbia’s nascent 17-acre Manhattanville Campus. This 450,000 square foot glass building will house about 60 laboratories and some of the world’s leading neuroscientists including two Pulitzer Prize winners. The building represents a new age of expansion for the historic Ivy League university, a rejuvenation for the surrounding West Harlem community, and is predicted to revolutionize the way we study the brain. Treasures of New York: Jerome L. Greene Science Center will take viewers on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of this remarkable new building, revealing its ingenious design and construction, and presenting the groundbreaking research that will be conducted within its elegant glass walls.