Odds are you won’t recognize the ninth floor of Baruch’s 17 Lex building, here transformed into a hospital corridor for the CBS series Limitless. “The ninth floor hallway was pure chaos as they were shooting,” remembers Baruch’s film site coordinator Rita McGonagle. 

[dropcap sid=”dropcap-1446674695″]O[/dropcap]n Sept. 4, 2015, Baruch’s Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue became the backdrop for two scenes in the new CBS drama Limitless, which debuted this fall. The series, based on the 2011 feature film of the same name, follows main character Brian Finch, who discovers the brain-boosting power of a mysterious drug and is then coerced by the FBI into helping solve their most complex cases.

The Limitless production company’s designers and set dressers transformed two spaces: 17 Lex’s sixth-floor gym became an FBI training room and the ninth floor, a hospital corridor. The Baruch-based scenes appeared in the fifth episode of the series.

Over the years, Baruchians have gotten used to having film crews on campus. In 2013 Mason Hall served as the set for a Super Bowl commercial, and in 2010 the exterior of the Newman Vertical Campus was a set for the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. 


For a scene for TV series Limitless, the Field Building’s sixth floor gymnasium was transformed into an FBI training room by the television production staff.