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Ernest Lynton North and South Towers

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Ernest Lynton North and South Towers

The Ernest Lynton North and South Towers (colloquially known as "The Towers") is an interconnected 8 floor dorm complex on Rutgers University's Livingston Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey consisting of both double and single occupancy dorm rooms. The towers house approximately 350 students each for a total of approximately 700 freshmen and transfer students. Until a period of extensive nearby construction in 2012-2014, they were for many years the tallest buildings on Livingston Campus.

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History

Originally built for students of Livingston College, the Ernest Lynton North and South Towers are named after Ernest A. Lynton, who was first a physics professor at Rutgers and then became Livingston College's founding dean. After leaving Rutgers, he later wrote and spoke extensively about "crises of purpose" in America's universities.

Although the South Tower was originally designated for continuing students only, recent designations of Livingston campus as the "first-years" campus by the administration for Fall 2009 have now dedicated both towers for first-year students only.

Residence Levels

Each level has an enclosed lounge area with a kitchen consisting of a stove, oven and microwave along with chairs, tables, sofas, and armchairs.

Ground Floor

The newly refurbished ground floor is home to the coffeehouse, a quiet study lounge, and scattered chairs, tables, and sofas for residents' use. At the Lynton Towers Coffeehouse, any resident can obtain free coffee, tea, snacks, and games for consumption and use.

Main Lounge

The Towers Main Lounge is located in the basement of the South Tower. There are foosball tables, pool tables, air hockey tables, a wide-screen TV, as well as a piano.

Housing office

Although not accessible from inside the building, the Rutgers Livingston Campus housing office is located physically in the South Tower. However, it is only accessible from an entrance from the outside.

References

Ernest Lynton North and South Towers Wikipedia


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