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Architectural Accolades: UC Once Again Named Among Elite "Beautiful" Campuses

Both Forbes and Delta Sky magazines have recently named UC among the world's most beautiful campuses. And now, Travel + Leisure magazine has just come out with a ranking that lists UC among the country's most beautiful campuses.

Date: 10/7/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Andrew Higley

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati is featured in a just-released listing of the nation's most beautiful campuses. That ranking is out from Travel + Leisure magazine.

Others making this list include Cornell, Duke, Notre Dame, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Yale.
UC's Tangeman University Center
UC's Tangeman University Center was renovated and reopened in 2004. It now features a building core filled with light provided by a soaring, 90-foot atrium crowned by a skylight and by the old TUC’s beloved clock tower, which dates back to 1935..

Of UC, Travel + Leisure states: A decades-long renewal topping $1 billion is paying dividends for Cincy, which has cultivated a strikingly modern look—and proven that it doesn’t need ivy-covered brick walls to be beautiful... . Notable architects Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, Frank Gehry and Peter Eisenman have each made their mark on the campus, whose MainStreet leads to the prow-shaped Steger Student Life Center and the Tangeman University Center, which, in 2005, dramatically repositioned the original clock tower atop a skylight in a 90-foot atrium.

This is not the first time UC’s architecture has been selected for kudos. Just last month, the high-flying travel, lifestyle and business magazine, Delta Sky, came out with a list of the globe’s top ten college campuses, inspiring for their settings, design or architecture. UC made this top ten list thanks to its “new buildings by top architects.”

And last year, Forbes named UC among the world's most beautiful college campuses.