SUNY Orange Newburgh-Almost There!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010, construction workers put in place the final beam at the Newburgh SUNY Orange Campus. Located at Grand and 1st Street, the building will hold about 2,400 students and should be ready for the 2011 Spring semester. According to the Mid Hudson News article, Congressman Maurice Hinchey said that “the new facility will stimulate growth in the city of Newburgh.” And, County Executive Edward Diana “believes Newburgh will become an all-American city once again with the new campus as the beginning, starting at the waterfront and moving up Broadway.” There are tons more photos on the college’s website. See below for more photos and a video rendering… 

One thing that is for certain is that Newburgh will become a City of Contrasts, as it has once been called before. A city is an ever changing place, and the mix of the modern and classic architecture in Newburgh is a testament to that. It is also essential in the continuation of the growth and positive development of the city as long as it’s roots can be preserved. The year 2011 is going to be an interesting one in Newburgh, with the new campus that can hold 2,400 students, and more completion work being done at the Ritz Theater that will have a seating capacity of 825. Hopefully these projects will breathe more life to the city and spur more economic growth. Like the positive news? Don’t forget to check out the news articles to the right. For more positive Newburgh news check out this link.

Video Rendering