From The New York Post: The Borough of Manhattan Community College’s new 17-story Fiterman Hall is ready to open for classes in New York City — more than a decade after the old building was damaged during the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the $325 million building was delayed for years by the red tape and infighting that plagued the rebuilding of the World Trade Center area. It took eight years before the old building could be demolished — it was damaged by the collapse of 7 World Trade Center. Among the amenities in the new facility are a public cafe and art gallery on the first floor, conference rooms on the upper floors and double-height art and music rooms that let in plenty of natural light. The building also has 30 computer labs and 84 classrooms, plus sound-proof rehearsal rooms for musicians.