Located on 11th Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, John Jay College of Criminal Justice`s new building provides all the functions of a traditional college campus within the confines of a single city block. The 625,000-square-foot building doubles the size of John Jay`s existing facilities by adding classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, faculty offices, and student lounges. The new building addresses the College`s need for instructional and social spaces and creates a unified academic presence for the institution. The new building consists of a four-story, 500-foot long podium and 14-story tower. The podium, which provides connections to an existing academic building, Haaren Hall, contains dense social and academic programs and is topped by a 65,000-square-foot landscaped terrace that acts as a campus commons. The tower contains faculty offices, academic quads, a conference center, and instructional laboratories. The scale of the new building is similar to its adjacent buildings along 11th Avenue and provides a strong visual presence for the College from the West Side Highway.