Ithaca Builds

Mapping, photos and information for Ithaca construction and development projects

Planned Parenthood Final Photos

August 21, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

The new Ithaca location of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes has been open and operating since mid-summer, but here are some final photos that include the metallic facade panels at the entry and side bay. For some interior shots, check out the last post from back in mid-May.

The building is on Seneca Street, between Meadow and North Fulton Street (the Route 13 split), and was designed by Chiang O’Brien Architects. It features a two-story 16,000 square foot interior framed with steel, brick veneer base, primarily fiber cement panel facade, architectural window shades, and geothermal (ground source) heat pump system for heating and cooling.

The construction was done by LeChase Construction Services, based out of Rochester, NY, with an office located in Ithaca. Quite a treat watching this go up- scroll through the project page here to go back in time, all the way to post demolition of the existing structures to a dirt/stone lot in July, 2013.







Cornell Klarman & Goldwin Smith Hall Photo Update

May 18, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

An excavator has been removing soil in front of the shoring wall along East Ave, and re-roofing work on Goldwin Smith has progressed to the west side of the building, facing the Arts Quad. I’m not positive, but in looking at the drawings, there must be another shoring wall to go in closer to East Ave. in order to excavate another section of soil for the future building’s foundation. The project schedule shows rock removal beginning about a week from now, so there’s probably a solid layer of bedrock underneath the excavated area. The lowest floor of Klarman Hall will sit nearly equal with Goldwin Smith’s lowest floor, so the excavation will be going down much further.

Klarman Hall will be a new 33,250 square foot Humanities Building, designed by Koetter | Kim & Associates and built by Welliver to be completed around the end of 2015. Goldwin Smith Hall was built in 1892, designed by Charles Osborne (an architecture professor), Carrère and Hastings (a prominent Beaux-Arts/neo-classical architecture firm).