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|Population=189}}'''Ruggles''' is a residence hall that mostly houses sophomores and juniors in suites. Ruggles was originally the Arizona Hotel. In [[1964]], the university purchased it and converted it into a graduate residence.
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|Population=189}}'''Ruggles''' is a residence hall that mostly houses juniors and seniors in suites. It is named for influential 19th century Columbia [[trustee]] [[Samuel Ruggles]].
  
Ruggles suites 708-714 and 808-814 were renovated during the summer of [[2006]]. Housing Services is considering renovating further suites this summer.
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Ruggles suites 708-714 and 808-814 were renovated during the summer of [[2006]]. All suites on the northern half of the building were renovated in Summer 2007, with the remaining southern suites being renovated in Summer 2008.  As of Fall 2008, every suite had been completely renovated, including new furniture, new hardwood floors, and increased lounge space.
  
Most 4-person suites go to juniors or occasionally seniors. Most 7-person suites go to crafty sophomores (who are willing to take two doubles to get three singles) and mixed-class groups.
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Most 4-person suites go to seniors. In the past, most 8-person suites had gone to sophomores and mixed-class groups, but a recent upswing in popularity following its 2006 renovations has resulted in the majority of the 8-person suites being snatched up by all-junior or junior and senior suites. A group point value of over twenty is needed to have a good shot at an 8-person suite.
  
== Facilities ==
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==History==
Floors 7 & 8: recently renovated and kitchens have dishwashers.
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Built in [[1908]] to a design by Neville and Bagge, Ruggles was originally the Arizona Hotel. In [[1964]], the university purchased it and converted it into a graduate residence. It was later made into undergraduate housing.
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Bad stuff that's happened here:
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*[[Ruggles murder-suicide]] of [[2000]] in room 509
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*[[Ruggles vandalization incident]] of [[2006]]
  
 
=== Suites ===
 
=== Suites ===
* 16 4-person suites
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* 8 4-person suites
* 1 1st floor 5-person suite
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* 8 5-person suites (previously 4-person suites)
* 2 1st floor 6-person suites
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* 1 1st floor 6-person suites
 
* 12 8-person suites with 2 singles and 3 doubles
 
* 12 8-person suites with 2 singles and 3 doubles
 
* 2 8-person suites with 4 singles and 2 doubles
 
* 2 8-person suites with 4 singles and 2 doubles
  
==Advantages==
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== Advantages and disadvantages ==
*A short walk to [[JJ's Place]], the [[John Jay Dining Hall]], [[Butler]], and [[Hamilton Hall]]. [[Strokos]] is practically next door.
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== Disadvantages ==
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=== Advantages ===
* Exposed pipes.
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* A short walk to [[JJ's Place]], the [[John Jay Dining Hall]], [[Butler Library]], and [[Hamilton Hall]]. [[Strokos]] is practically next door
* Poor lighting.
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* Parties more feasible than you'd think
* Rodent infestation.
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* Weekly cleaning of common areas
* Poor temperature regulation.
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* High floors have access to the roof. Actually going up there is prohibited, but rarely enforced unless a lot of people are there
* Small bathroom in 8 person suites is very small (25 sq. ft).
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* Decent soundproofing between rooms
* Insufficient laundry equipment (4 washers and 4 dryers when all are operational.)
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* Elevator tends to smell of garbage due to policy of suite trash disposal in basement.
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=== Disadvantages ===
* No stair access to basement.
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* Exposed pipes
* Inadequate common area (no chairs; flat screen with no remote).
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* Poor temperature regulation
* Many rooms exposed to nighttime noise on [[Frat Row]]
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* Insufficient laundry equipment (4 washers and 4 dryers when all are operational)
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* Slow single elevator that sometimes gets stuck between floors
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* You have to take your garbage to the basement yourself
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* No stair access to basement
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* Many rooms exposed to nighttime noise on [[Frat Row]] which is really noisy in the mornings due to delivery trucks and parking garage.
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* You have to swipe open the entrance door only to be swiped again by a guard
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* Roof door alarm rings incessantly because Public Safety never comes to turn it off.  Especially a problem during storms, when the door is blown open constantly.  Currently (September 2009), the door hinge is ''broken'', and hence is not closeable, meaning residents of the 7th and 8th floors are subjected to incessant and wall-penetrating alarm bells.  When the door will be fixed is unknown.
  
 
== Photos ==
 
== Photos ==
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== Floor plans ==
 
== Floor plans ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Ruggles1.gif|Floor 1
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Image:Ruggles 1001.jpg|Floor 1
Image:Ruggles2.gif|Floor 2
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Image:Ruggles 2001.jpg|Floor 2
Image:Ruggles3.gif|Floor 3
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Image:Ruggles 3001.jpg|Floor 3
Image:Ruggles4.gif|Floor 4
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Image:Ruggles 4001.jpg|Floor 4
Image:Ruggles5.gif|Floor 5
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Image:Ruggles 5001.jpg|Floor 5
Image:Ruggles6.gif|Floor 6
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Image:Ruggles 6001.jpg|Floor 6
Image:Ruggles7.gif|Floor 7
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Image:Ruggles 7001.jpg|Floor 7
Image:Ruggles8.gif|Floor 8
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Image:Ruggles 8001.jpg|Floor 8
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Building address ==
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508 W. 114th St.<br>
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New York, NY 10025
  
 
== Map ==
 
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[[Category:Residence halls]]
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== External Links ==
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[http://housingservices.columbia.edu/content/ruggles Columbia Housing - Ruggles]
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[[Category:Columbia undergraduate residence halls]]

Latest revision as of 21:57, 1 September 2014

Ruggles
Ruggles.jpg
Built 1908
(Converted 1964)
Renovated 2006 -
Population 189
University Residence Halls
548 West 113th Street600 West 113th StreetBroadwayCarmanEast Campus47 ClaremontFurnaldHarmonyHartleyHoganJohn JayMcBainRiverRugglesSchapiroWallachWattWienWoodbridge
Ruggles is a residence hall that mostly houses juniors and seniors in suites. It is named for influential 19th century Columbia trustee Samuel Ruggles.

Ruggles suites 708-714 and 808-814 were renovated during the summer of 2006. All suites on the northern half of the building were renovated in Summer 2007, with the remaining southern suites being renovated in Summer 2008. As of Fall 2008, every suite had been completely renovated, including new furniture, new hardwood floors, and increased lounge space.

Most 4-person suites go to seniors. In the past, most 8-person suites had gone to sophomores and mixed-class groups, but a recent upswing in popularity following its 2006 renovations has resulted in the majority of the 8-person suites being snatched up by all-junior or junior and senior suites. A group point value of over twenty is needed to have a good shot at an 8-person suite.

Contents

History

Built in 1908 to a design by Neville and Bagge, Ruggles was originally the Arizona Hotel. In 1964, the university purchased it and converted it into a graduate residence. It was later made into undergraduate housing.

Bad stuff that's happened here:

Suites

  • 8 4-person suites
  • 8 5-person suites (previously 4-person suites)
  • 1 1st floor 6-person suites
  • 12 8-person suites with 2 singles and 3 doubles
  • 2 8-person suites with 4 singles and 2 doubles

Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

  • A short walk to JJ's Place, the John Jay Dining Hall, Butler Library, and Hamilton Hall. Strokos is practically next door
  • Parties more feasible than you'd think
  • Weekly cleaning of common areas
  • High floors have access to the roof. Actually going up there is prohibited, but rarely enforced unless a lot of people are there
  • Decent soundproofing between rooms

Disadvantages

  • Exposed pipes
  • Poor temperature regulation
  • Insufficient laundry equipment (4 washers and 4 dryers when all are operational)
  • Slow single elevator that sometimes gets stuck between floors
  • You have to take your garbage to the basement yourself
  • No stair access to basement
  • Many rooms exposed to nighttime noise on Frat Row which is really noisy in the mornings due to delivery trucks and parking garage.
  • You have to swipe open the entrance door only to be swiped again by a guard
  • Roof door alarm rings incessantly because Public Safety never comes to turn it off. Especially a problem during storms, when the door is blown open constantly. Currently (September 2009), the door hinge is broken, and hence is not closeable, meaning residents of the 7th and 8th floors are subjected to incessant and wall-penetrating alarm bells. When the door will be fixed is unknown.

Photos

Note: These images are from renovated suites only.

Floor plans

Building address

508 W. 114th St.
New York, NY 10025

Map

Map

External Links

Columbia Housing - Ruggles

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