Situated on Lexington Avenue near the Flatiron district of Manhattan, the Zicklin School is in the heart of the business capital of the world, within easy reach of Wall Street, the United Nations, the Broadway theater district, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. This dynamic, real-world "classroom" adds immeasurably to the value of a Baruch education and offers unparalleled internship and career opportunities. The Zicklin School is located in Baruch's new Vertical Campus building. Honored by the American Institute of Architects, the 17-floor, 800,000 square-foot architectural landmark includes over 100 high-technology classrooms and research facilities; a three-level Athletics and Recreation Complex, including an Olympic-size swimming pool; the Baruch Performing Arts Center, which features a recital hall and theater; an expanded campus bookstore; and a food court. Directly across from the Vertical Campus is the Information and Technology Building. It houses the William and Anita Newman Library, which provides the Baruch community with hundreds of online databases and extensive information resources in print and electronic formats, including remote access from off-campus locations and a 24/7 Web-based reference service in which librarians answer questions via a text chat. In 2003, the library won the prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for best college library from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Also housed in the Information and Technology Building is the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), the largest student computing center in New York City, which features over 500 computer workstations with Web access and multimedia capability; and the Subotnick Financial Services Center, the only business school resource of its kind in New York, whose centerpiece is the Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor, a fully equipped, simulated trading environment with 42 high-end networked computer workstations, continuous live data feeds, real-time market quotes, and computerized trading models.