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106 Statler Dr
City of Ithaca
NY -
Construction Date:   1949
Gross Area:   199,036 sq ft
Net Area:   161,689 sq ft
Architect:   Holabird, Root & Burgee; Holabird & Root; William B Taber; David Sheffield
Style:   Modern
Unit Facility Director:   dtd8 - Danny T. Disidoro
Building Coordinators
Maintenance Zone:   Endowed
Campus Site:   29 - Ithaca Main Campus
Jurisdiction:   City of Ithaca
State Owned?:   No
Historic Building:   NL - Not Listed as Landmark
Historic District:   NL - Not Located Within a District
Photo: Statler Hall Auditorium
The lower three stories are clad in creamy limestone textured with horizontal striations. The upper two floors are in red-pink brick set in common Flemish bond. A glass-enclosed limestone loggia was added to the roof in 1959. The rectangular windows retain their original aluminum encasements. The Alice Statler auditorium was added to the southern end in 1956 and the hotel on the northern end was replaced in 1987. Major renovations occurred in 1959, 1968, and 1987. The latter included a new multi-story limestone and glass arched entrance on East Ave, opposite Sage Hall parking lot. The original portion of Statler dating from 1948 (visible opposite Sage Hall to the west and Barton Hall to the east) is one of the earliest examples of post-war modern architecture at Cornell. The austere walls emphasize materials (limestone, brick, aluminum, glass) rather than any ornament. Begun the year after Day Hall (1947) located across East Ave, Statler Hall's limestone facing and aluminum window frames respond to that building, while the brick upper stories may reflect Sage Hall (though not the same tone). Placement of this building in front of Barton Hall, Cornell's first Collegiate Gothic structure, emphasizes Statler's turn away from the historic vocabulary of past university architecture. Four houses (faculty row) once stood on this site. The addition of the Alice Statler Auditorium extended Statler Hall south along East Ave to Campus Rd. Materials are the same as in the original building (limestone, brick, aluminum, and glass). The sheer, blank, limestone-clad wall of the stage rear faces Campus Rd. The most notable feature is the aluminum and glass curtain wall and the attached aluminum porch featured on the entrance opposite Barton Hall. a ~90-95K addition to Statler Hall in 2004, not assigned a separate facility code since this is not a state building and does not represent more than 25% of the original.