Thanks to architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Columbia University's legacy of excellence in medical education will continue in a beautiful new building. The university was the first in the United States to award the M.D. degree, all the way back in 1770, and has continually promoted new, state-of-the-art advancement in the field. The new building, for which plans have just been unveiled, reflects Columbia's legacy and heritage while pushing new technology and LEED Gold certification. Click the thumbs for a preview of what may soon become a new NYC landmark. [ArchDaily]