Eitan Kastner Turns His Interest in Zysman Hall into Academic Pursuit
Turning right off of the George Washington Bridge exit ramp onto Amsterdam Avenue can often lead to a similar query for first-timers: what is that strange green domed building?
The building, of course, is Zysman Hall, the oldest structure of Yeshiva University which currently houses the Harry Fischel Bet Midrash, the Nathan Lamport Auditorium and the Yeshiva University High School for Boys. Aesthetically, the building uniquely blends the 1920’s modern style of Art Deco—known for sharp angles, bright metals and the use of terra-cotta—with the historical revival style known as Moorish—exemplified by domes, horseshoe arches and Middle Eastern style ornaments. Read the rest of this entry…