​Towers 1, 2, and 3

Built in 1971, Towers 1, 2, and 3 are a landmark feature of the Columbia University Medical Center skyline, rising 30 stories above the rocky cliffs over the Hudson River. Tower 1 conveniently connects to Bard Hall, which houses CUMC's athletic center and the ballroom where the student meal plan is served. Towers 2 and 3 share a courtyard with the Vagelos Education Center, a verdant area with stunning views of the river, the George Washington Bridge, and the Palisades.

The Towers provide spacious two-, three-, and four-person suites for single students and junior one-bedrooms and one-bedroom apartments for couples. You can join the Towers community through the Bard to Towers Lottery or through a Couples Application.

In 2017, we embarked upon a multi-year project designed to enhance spaces throughout Towers 1, 2, and 3. Learn about the Towers Modernization Project.

Accommodations

  • Average bedroom size: 9'x12'
  • Full kitchen in each apartment
  • Full bathroom in each apartment
  • Furnishings for some rooms depending on the lease type:*
    • Extra-long twin bed
    • Dresser
    • Desk with chair
    • Hutch for desk
    • Table lamp
      * Upon special request, we can also remove the furniture
  • Lighting: Common areas are lit; residents must provide lighting for their bedrooms.
  • Window blinds or shades

Building Features and Amenities

  • Elevator service
  • Laundry: Card-operated washers and dryers
    • Tower 1 offers laundry services on the sixth, eighth, 10th, and 12th floors, and on every floor from the 14th through 31st floors.
    • Towers 2 and 3 have washing machines on even floors and dryers in select areas as well.
  • 24-hour security
  • Mailroom
  • Package delivery: Tenants can pick up their packages from the door attendants of their respective buildings.

Sample Floorplans

Utilities

  • Included in rent: The buildings are centrally air conditioned and heated. Hot and cold water, heat, and air conditioning are included in rental rate. Wireless internet is provided by CUMC IT.
  • Not included: Gas, phone, cable, and electricity. While the buildings do have air conditioning readily available, tenants will be billed for the electricity used to run the air conditioner.

Smoke-Free Policy

Smoking is prohibited on all CUMC property, both indoors and outdoors. This policy extends to all CUMC residential facilities, including all apartments; public spaces such as lobbies, hallways, and stairwells; building entrances; adjacent courtyards; garages; and rooftops.

If you or anyone in your apartment is found smoking, everyone who lives in the apartment will receive a $250 fine for each occurrence. Learn more at Smoke-Free at CUMC.

Building Contacts

Building Superintendent
Gerhard Pagac

Resident Advisors
Brahma Kumar
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Tower 1
bvk2102@cumc.columbia.edu

Jessica Quick
College of Dental Medicine, Tower 3
jdq2102@cumc.columbia.edu

Jeffrey Abrams
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Tower 3
jma2190@cumc.columbia.edu

For Current Tenants

We provide in-house maintenance support and can direct you to your utility providers as well.

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