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Columbia Buildings As Leap Years

I don’t normally write “Columbia Buildings As Blank” posts, but I thought this had to be published.

Too often we walk past buildings on campus without thinking about leap years. It’s a shame, because with no leap years, we wouldn’t be when we are today.

So, without further ado: Please enjoy.

1. East Campus — 2100

Overpopulation and heat problems.


2. Hamilton Hall — 1804

The year Hamilton’s elevator was built.


3. Carman — 2000

I would have chosen 1999, but that’s just a regular year.


4. Math Building — 1876

Rutherford B. Hayes’ election year.


5. Dodge Fitness — 1916

Soldiers used shovels during WWI.


6. Butler Library — 1920

The Spanish Flu was almost over, but not quite.


7. NoCo — 1990

Young, but getting old.


8. McBain — 1972

Richard Nixon.


9. Teachers College — 2024

The last (legal) year our current president can be in office.


10. Milstein — 2018



11. Lerner — 1932

The Great Depression.

My friend asked me yesterday whether I’d choose infinite bagels or infinite cup holders. I told him I’d choose infinite leap years.

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