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With more than 53,000 students enrolled, New York University (NYU) is the largest private university in the United States. More than 19,000 people work at the school, making it one of the biggest employers in New York City. Though it is primarily centered around Washington Square Park and downtown Brooklyn, NYU is a constellation of some 200 buildings, with its administrators, staff, and faculty spread across 15,000,000 square feet of leased or owned space throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.

One of these buildings is Rubin Hall.

Located at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and East 10th Street, Rubin Hall was erected in the 1920s as a luxury hotel. It was then purchased by NYU to serve as a student residence in 1964 and designated a historic landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Committee (LPC) in 1969. Like many other buildings from the time, Rubin was constructed in a Neo-Federal style. It is clad in 4 inches of red brick that surround…

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