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Steel, aluminum, architectural detail, railroad track cross-section, spraypaint
Stenciled text on 12x12 in. steel plate. The same font is used by CSX and was designed by Cooper Union alumn and graphic designer, Herb Lubalin, whose work is archived in the Lubalin Center collection at Cooper. This piece accompanies a section of railroad track dating to 1853, which was originally a structural support for the Cooper Union Foundation Building. Peter Cooper used railroad tracks and i-beams to frame the building, which was the first ever in NYC to be framed with iron-rolled beams.
Text etched on stainless steel in the Foundry Gridnik font, which Cooper Union uses for its branding and public-facing communications. Alongside, a piece of the ceiling of the Rose Auditorium, located in Cooper Union's New Academic Building. The building is one of the major causes of Cooper Union's financial crisis and the subsequent fight to keep the school free.