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Steel Shots: Play On
Posted by Tasha Weiss on October 14, 2013 at 5:58 PM.

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With a facade that resembles frets on a guitar neck, a new steel building on Onondaga Community College’s campus in Syracuse, N.Y., was built over a 60-ft gorge and houses the school’s music department. (Click on the above photo to view the facade concept design.) Photo: Courtesy of Onondaga Community College

 

Opened in time for fall semester, Onondaga Community College’s new 45,000-sq.-ft “bridge building” crosses the foliage-filled Furnace Brook Gorge, a 60-ft-deep fissure that divides its campus in Syracuse, N.Y.

 

aii-from-ferrante-side.jpgUniting the east and west campuses, the new two-story building provides a protected crossing over the gorge and houses facilities for the entire music school including a 150-seat music recital hall, a music resource center, a 2,500-sq.-ft instrumental rehearsal room, a 1,800-sq.-ft choral rehearsal room, 20 practice rooms of various sizes, 16 faculty teaching offices and eight classrooms.

 

A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held at the building earlier this month.

 

To learn more about the steel design and construction of the project, you can read the article from the January 2013 issue of MSC.


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