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CUNY’s Voorhees Hall, at 186 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, has been under renovation for a couple of years now, but recently signs went up announcing that the facade is being re-clad. The building, which used to be clad in brick, will soon be much glassier. The architect on the project, Der Scutt Architects, notes the following about 186 Jay’s new look: “The distinctive architectural curtainwall incorporates low-E energy-efficient glazing, and shadow boxes to add shade and visual interest in a grid that emphasizes the technology of the curtain wall. Window openings, which had been blocked off in a prior renovation, are to be re-opened to bring natural light to classrooms, offices, and laboratories. A trellis screen following the curtainwall motif unifies the uneven penthouse elevations and will be lighted at night.” The $30 million renovation also covers classroom enhancements, a new lobby and other building upgrades. Construction began way in the spring of 2010, and work is supposed to wrap this spring. Click through for more renderings!