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Rensselaer’s 275-acre campus is a blend of modern style and classic design. Built into a hillside, RPI overlooks the historic city of Troy and the Hudson River.

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Old Bank Place
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Rensselaer began its existence in a single building known as the Old Bank Place on the northwest corner of River and Middleburgh Streets.

The Rensselaer School opened at the Old Bank Place on January 5, 1825 and remained there until 1834. The building housed laboratories with scientific instruments and specimens, an observatory, a library, lecture rooms and living quarters for the students. An 1841 catalog describes the site as "airy, healthy, and rural, surrounded by fields, hills and groves." Rensselaer remained at the Old Bank Place until 1844.

The Institute acquired the ten-acre Walter Phelps Warren estate in 1905, making it possible to establish a true campus. The first building erected on this parcel was the Carnegie Building. The four-story building, made of Harvard brick and Indiana Limestone, was finished in September 1906. The Carnegie Building was dedicated along with the Walker Laboratory on June 12, 1907.

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Rensselaer 360°

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Interactive panoramas from the “you are here” perspective:
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Jonsson School of Engineering & Darrin Communications Center Courtyard
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Rensselaer Student Union
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Walker Laboratory
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