Newhouse Communications Center III Special Collections Research Center

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glass building with first amendment words etched into glass all around the building

Newhouse III, SU Photo & Imaging Photos RS 41102

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Design Unveiled: June 10, 2004

Construction Began: November 2005

Dedicated: September 19, 2007

Dedication Speaker: Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts

Ground Broken: November 12, 2005

Building Occupied: 2007

Named for: Samuel I. Newhouse, founder of Advance Publications

Cost: $31.6 million

Funding: $15 million gift from S.I. Newhouse Foundation and Newhouse family

Architects: Polshek Partnership Architects, New York City

Location: 215 University Place

Space: 74,000 square feet

Notes: Building features a Collaborative Media Room, designed with clean lines, sleek furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass panels overlooking campus and South Crouse Avenue; an expanded 2,500 square foot café; 350-seat auditorium; "Liberty Wrap" features the words of the First Amendment etched in six-foot high letters on the glass wrapping the building.