Klarman Hall Construction Update, 11/2015

15 11 2015

Klarman Hall is nearly ready to open its doors. The atrium’s being painted, some glass on the East Avenue entrance needs to be installed, and landscaping still needs to be done, as well as some work putting windows back into the construction-facing walls of Goldwin Smith. But apart from that and some finishing work on the inside, this project is almost done. New trees won’t be planted until the Spring, so that they don’t have to fight for survival through the winter while adjusting to a new environment.

Additional images of the project (including aerials!) can be found on Landmark Images here. Additional project information is available on Cornell’s website, or the umpteen million posts discussing this project over the past two years that it’s been under construction. Welliver and LeChase Construction were the contractors for this project, and Boston-based Koetter | Kim & Associates is the project architect.

This is just meant to be a short thing, but there might be an expanded Voice piece once this project approaches its ribbon-cutting in January.

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4 responses

17 11 2015

Yawn, another soulless postmodernist glass box. Cornell continues the uglification of its campus.

17 11 2015
B. C.

There are times where I believe that if Cornell could get away with it, they’d tear down their historic buildings in favor of cheap glass boxes, and pass it off as an architectural feat.

17 11 2015

Okay, what is up with the corrugated plastic carport roof over the top? An opaque roof was not depicted in any of the fancy renders. It changes the entire character of the building!

18 11 2015
B. C.

Good point. For those reading along, Zippy’s referring to this: https://landmarkimages.smugmug.com/Construction/Klarman-Hall-Cornell/i-NbBbkXh/A

Which does not look like this: http://as.cornell.edu/sites/as/files/KlarmanPano.jpg

My guess would be that it was one of the things lost when the project construction bids came in well over budget, and the project had to be value engineered in order to move forward.

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