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Columbia Students Dissect Robots in Campus Cliffhanger

Lounges, balconies and terraced gathering spaces jut out of the 14-story sheer-glass facade of Columbia University Medical Center’s planned medical and graduate education building. In an architectural rendering, the structure appears to have disrobed.

That be-bopping southern edge is called the Study Cascade, said Elizabeth Diller, partner in the Manhattan architecture firm Diller Scofidio & Renfro, which designed the building.