City Tech educators open school’s new Downtown complex

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Change in Tech: Borough President Adams addresses the crowd in the new auditorium.
All smiles: Radiologic technology and medical imaging students enjoy the school’s new 1,000-seat theater.
Smiling student: Restorative dentistry student Carlos Santana shows off new state-of-the-art labratory facilities.
Smiling on the carpet: President and Chief Executive Officer of Schneps Media Joshua Schneps, left, and Special Assistant to the President of City Tech Stephen Soiffer celebrate the opening.
New Labs!: Professor Anthony Sena in one of the new laboratories.
Teeth chattering: Professor Anthony Sena shows off the new technology.

This building gets a passing grade!

Educators at the New York City College of Technology cut the ribbon to open its new Downtown learning center this month, concluding a years-in-the-making project to build new classrooms for the school’s health-care and sciences programs.

The city-block-sized facility, which also includes a 1,000-seat theater, an 800-seat gym, and a wellness center, will allow City Tech students to stay at the cutting-edge of science, technology, engineering, and math education, according to the public college’s president.

“We are confident that this new complex will allow us to further our mission of preparing the technologically sophisticated workforce needed to keep New York competitive, and support core sectors of New York’s economy,” said Russell Hotzler.

The new building at 285 Jay St., where the university’s antiquated Klitgord Auditorium once stood, includes eight floors of offices, classrooms, and labs for students and educators in a variety of curricula, including restorative dentistry, dental hygiene, radiology and medical imaging, nursing, health-services administration, chemistry, and biology.

Workers kicked off the $410-million job to construct the complex back in 2013, when City Tech administrators hoped it would debut as soon as spring 2017, roughly two years earlier than its official Feb. 14 opening day.

Updated 11:31 am, February 20, 2019
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Sharonda Wimple says:
“Downtown”? I thought it was spelled : town-town. As opposed to un-town, the other direction.
Feb. 20, 2019, 10:26 am
Midge from Mill Basin says:
I miss Klitgord Auditorium. My late husband Morris and I have great memories of fun times in Klitgord.
Feb. 20, 2019, 10:49 am
Midge from Mill Basin says:
What did they do with the Klitgord mosaic tiles?
Feb. 20, 2019, 10:51 am
Answering Midge from Downtown Brooklyn says:
I think they had to go through the garbage and pull them out. This president doesn't give a heck about how that school was started or the heritage it brought to Brooklyn. It was started by a Black man for him to allow destruction of the building, almost destruction of the Mosaic tiles is disgusting. People should ask this question and get concrete answers.
Feb. 20, 2019, 4:27 pm

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