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Dr. Charles Frankel -- Five Years Later
Thomas Nisbet, Alum
Columbia College 1953
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation 1955

Dr. Frankel exposed this freshman to Contemporary Civilizations; each lecture, "lights" would go on!

He wrote the basic history of contemporary thought. I recall inquiring on the first day of class what faculty he was in, since instructors came from all faculties. "Philosophy, Mr. Nisbet." Later I found he was second to Irwin Edmund, head of the Philosophy Department.

The June of 1955, I was going to graduation, walking up Amsterdam Avenue and glancing at a newspaper. I saw Dr. Frankel coming toward me. "Good morning, Dr. Frankel."

He replied, "Good morning, Nisbet. How are things in architecture?" I mentioned that I was going to graduation that morning.

It had been five years!

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