08/28/2012 02:46 pm ET

Students Return For Fiterman Hall 11 Years After 9/11

LOWER MANHATTAN -- Students poured into the newly rebuilt Fiterman Hall Monday morning, nearly 11 years after the collapse of 7 World Trade Center heavily damaged the former Borough of Manhattan Community College building on the same site.

The modern, 14-story brick building at Greenwich and Barclay streets rose after the lengthy demolition of the old Fiterman Hall finished several years ago. In addition to providing much-needed classrooms, offices and computer labs for the overcrowded BMCC, the new school building also features sweeping spiral staircases and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the World Trade Center.