24 More Cool College Landmarks

Andréa Fernandes

Back in February 2008 (posted again in January 2009), we brought you a list of 10 cool college landmarks, ranging from MIT's relatively new Stata Center to the 130-year-old Nott Memorial at Union College. Today, we're bringing you 24 more, recommended by mental_floss readers.

1. Cathedral of Learning

The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning holds the title of tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere. The massive building houses theaters, labs, classrooms, offices, a food court, and a three-story “Commons Room.” Twenty-seven of the classrooms are “nationality rooms,” which were designed by members of the community to reflect the styles of 27 nations and ethnic groups. (Eight more rooms are in the works.) Construction of the building was funded in part by 97,000 of the city's schoolchildren, who were encouraged to “Buy a Brick for Pitt” at 10 cents a brick.

2. Heinz Memorial Chapel

3. Geisel Library

4. Peale House

5. Touchdown Jesus

6. Weisman Art Museum

7. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury

8. The Red Gym

9. Ponce de León Hotel

10. Usen Castle

11-21. Child of the Sun

22. Tampa Bay Hotel (Henry B. Plant Museum)

23. Sharp Centre for Design

24. Robarts Library