New York is home to many universities, one of the most well-known of which is Columbia University in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan. This building, the Low Memorial Library, is probably one of the most recognizable on the campus. Here is some info from Wikipedia:
The Low Memorial Library is the administrative center of Columbia University. The steps leading to the library's columned facade are a popular hangout and meeting place for Columbia students, as well as home to Daniel Chester French's sculpture, Alma Mater, a university symbol that is the subject of many rumors. Low Library was officially named a New York City landmark in 1967, then a National Historic Landmark 20 years later. It is capped by the largest freestanding granite dome in the United States.