Cooper Union Foundation Building

7 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10003- Map It
(212) 353-4100

AAA Editor Notes

Cooper Union Foundation Building is at 7 E. 7th St. When constructed in 1859 to house industrialist and inventor Peter Cooper's free college, this Italianate brownstone was the tallest building in New York City. Of interest is the Great Hall, which served as a public forum and a platform for speeches by Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Sioux Chief Red Cloud, Mark Twain, P.T. Barnum and Theodore Roosevelt. Visitors can see temporary art and architecture installations in the Great Hall on a varying schedule. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. noon-5 when public events are held. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.