Posts Tagged "Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute"

Old New York Barn Survives & Adapts to join the Hi-Tech World

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in Barn Preservation, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | 1 comment

Authored by Keith Cramer This abandoned 19th-century barn was spared as the 1,250 acre high-tech commercial office park grew around it for many years. The developer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first engineering college in the US, renovated  the 1760’s farmhouse for the Park’s main office. They had no real use for the farm’s barn, but were committed to saving it until a use was found. After  twenty years, and twenty-three office buildings were built, a donor, Pat, stepped forward to support Park Director Michael Wacholder’s, vision of turning the barn into a meeting and...

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