Cornell University McGraw Hall

Cornell University McGraw Hall

Ithaca, New York
United States
Cornell University McGraw Hall

TYLin is providing structural and conservation engineering services for the renovation of McGraw Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

The circa-1872 McGraw Hall building, the second one built on the Cornell campus, is load-bearing masonry walls. Prior to the current exterior and interior renovation project, TYLin worked on the pre-project concept study (with Richard McElhiney Architects) to determine repair options.

The walls consist of limestone details and a local stone known as Llenroc. There are signs of movement on the exterior surfaces of the exterior load-bearing masonry walls.  

The project, now in a scoping review design phase, will optimize the space usage and address the repairs needed to the exterior masonry walls and generally provide for the upgrading of the building. 

Project Highlights:

  • The construction team will deploy extensive temporary shoring and bracing of the perimeter walls when the structural repairs are underway.
  • The project architect is Beyer Blinder Belle.


Cornell University McGraw Hall

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