This collection consists of nearly 200 sets of blueprints and reproduced drawings documenting buildings, parks, bridges, tunnels, piers, aerial views, and maps. Most of this material represents the built environment of the 20th century, and many of the projects are located in New York City. The work of Alvar Aalto, John Hejduk, Louis Kahn, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others, are well represented in the collection, which is an important curricular resource for design studio analysis projects as well as building technology and structures courses. This collection is currently available only to Cooper Union students and faculty.
The collection includes the following works, among others: Grand Central Station (New York, NY); Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut (Ronchamp, France); Phillips Exeter Academy Library (Exeter, New Hampshire); the Lincoln Memorial (Washington D.C.); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY); Jacob Riis Park (Queens, NY); and the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, CA).