Construction Highlights for Rand Hall and Mui Ho Fine Arts Library
March 25, 2019: Over the last few weeks, stairs connecting the stacks to the building were installed in addition to most of the stack lighting and the perforated metal windowsills.
February 24: Construction progresses as sheetrock is installed in the penthouse and elevator on the roof level of Rand Hall.
January 20, 2019: The installation of mirrored metal panels on the roof canopy nears completion, as seen from this view from East Avenue.
October 8, 2018: Painting continues on the interior structural steel as the installation of steel for the new elevator shaft begins.
Mockup Window Installed
July 20, 2018: A full mock-up window has been installed on the northern façade and can be viewed from the sidewalk on University Avenue. Progress continues on the masonry restoration and the steel erection.
Steel Columns to Be Installed Starting Tomorrow
May 2, 2018: The crane has arrived and will be mobilized to lift the new steel columns into place through the open roof space, following last week's demolition.
April 25, 2018: Restoration work continues on the exterior façade's north elevation as the demolition of the roof begins.
Construction Begins on Mui Ho Fine Arts Library
January 25, 2018: Learn more about the project in this recently published news article.
Project Approval and Start of Construction
December 14, 2017: The Cornell University Board of Trustees approved the construction phase of the Rand Hall renovation on December 7. Welliver, contractor for the project, will start work immediately.
September 1, 2017: The Rand Hall shops, Fine Arts Library (FAL) circulation desk and other services have moved to other locations within AAP. Full transition plans for Rand Hall and Mui Ho Fine Arts Library are located here.
Digital fabrication laser cutters and 3D printers are now located on the second floor of East Sibley Hall.
FAL Circulation Desk
The FAL circulation desk has relocated to B56 in East Sibley Hall.
The Rand Hall wood shop has moved to The Foundry sculpture classroom.
The sculpture classroom has moved from The Foundry to Tjaden Hall room 205.
The CNC lab has moved into The Foundry annex.
The metalworking area is now located between The Foundry and the Kiln Shed.
The Rand Hall annex has relocated to the former Milstein Hall storage area, room B09.