Perspective View at night:
Looking North from Kohlberg/Beardsley toward Dupont (day and night):
Looking North from Kohlberg (near Lang PAC entrance):
Looking West from Hicks parking lot:
Looking West from Whittier Place:
Scheme Y evolved from the former Scheme D (the Pavilion on the Quad) and elements of Scheme C (the Corner Scheme). Scheme Y proposes new construction on the North Quad (in front of DuPont Hall) and in front of Cornell Library.
The existing Math and lecture hall wings of DuPont Hall are demolished, and a new two story addition is constructed in front of (and parallel to) the Harry Wood Garden (closing the view into the Garden from the Quad, but creating a new relationship between the Trotter Quad/Nason Garden). Chemistry will be housed in this portion of the new construction, along with the "Introduction to Biology Lab." In addition, a new 200 person lecture hall is constructed between the existing Chemistry Research Annex and the new Wet Lab wing. This lecture hall shares a spill-out space with a new 50 person classroom and has views to the Harry Wood Garden and towards a new building entrance fronting the North Quad campus entry.
Construction in front of Cornell Library places some chemistry research components on the second floor along the enclosed connecting pathway linking Martin Hall with the Science Center. On the first floor the new 80 person lecture hall is placed with spill-out space opening directly into the new Science Commons.
The new two story Science Commons is created on the first floor between Cornell Library and the new Wet Labs in front of DuPont Hall. The Commons features seating areas with views onto the North Quad, the Crum Woods, and a new Garden and the Crum Woods can be accessed from the Commons. In addition, the space is traversed by a second floor open walkway linking Martin Hall and the Chemistry Research wing with the rest of the wet lab space on the second floor of the new construction. An open circulation stair and elevator encourage interaction between floors. The Science Commons is placed along the pathway connecting all components of the Science Center and reinforces Cornell Library as a natural "hub" for the complex, and acts as a transition from the landscape of the Main Campus and Quad to the landscape of the Crum Woods.
Additional work in this scheme includes a new Mechanical Penthouse for Martin Hall, with infrastructure upgrades and selective renovation of spaces adjacent to the central core of the building, as well as corridors and the main entrance. Other work for Martin Hall includes a new "basement level" corridor link from the Animal Research Wing to connect with DuPont Halls' new large Loading Dock and Materials Management center, and improved access to mechanical systems.
A new Central Chilled Water Plant is constructed adjacent to the Water Tower.
Total Estimated Construction Time: 36 months.
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