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Facility Location:  
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533 Tower Rd
Town of Ithaca
NY -
Construction Date:   1978
Gross Area:   116,854 sq ft
Net Area:   104,040 sq ft
Architect:   Ulrich Franzen
Style:   Modern
Unit Facility Director:   ajv2 - Andy Vail
Building Coordinators
Maintenance Zone:   Contract-College
Campus Site:   29 - Ithaca Main Campus
Jurisdiction:   Contract College Facilities
State Owned?:   Yes
Historic Building:   NL - Not Listed as Landmark
Historic District:   NL - Not Located Within a District
Photo: Boyce Thompson Institute
Ulrich Franzen's design of Boyce Thompson Institute emphasizes materials rather than ornamentation and is a gateway ensemble with the Veterinary Research Tower. Constructed in brown brick set in common bond pattern this massive structure features many curves, recessed walls, projecting panels, and strips of black glass windows throughout the building. The main entrance which is fronted by Tower Rd has a semi-enclosed loggia. The doorway is a double glass door with glass sidelights and a glass transom. There is a similar secondary entrance on the east side. The south side features ventilation systems that have been creatively integrated into the building design, a one story appendage, and a high tech, climate controlled glass greenhouse set on a concrete foundation.