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Milstein Hall construction videos
part 1-getting ready image
1. Getting Ready
part 2-substructure image
2. Substructure
part 3-slabs image
3. Slabs

part 4-concrete image
4. Concrete
part 5-steel image
5. Steel
part 6-dome image
6. Dome

part 7-studio floor image
7. Studio Floor
part 8-curtain wall image
8. Curtain Wall
part 9-stone & soffit image
9. Stone & Soffit

part 10-green roof image
10. Green Roof
Should Cornell Buildings be LEED-certified image
11. Milstein and LEED
blank image
12. TBD


Milstein Hall at Cornell University, designed by Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), was constructed by the following managers, consultants, and subcontractors:

Construction Manager: Welliver | Steel Subcontractor: Canatal Industries Inc. | Landscaping Subcontractor: Cayuga Landscape Co Inc. | Roofing Subcontractor: Charles F. Evans Co. Inc. | Aluminum Door/Window Sub.: Clayton B. Obersheimer | Curtainwall Design: Curtainwall Design Consulting | Sprinkler/Fire Prot.Sub.: Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Co | IAQ Consultant: Horizon Engineering Assoc LLP | Drywall Subcontractor: John C. Lowery, Inc. | General Conditions Sub: Kris B. Kimmel Construction Drafting Inc. | Painting Subcontractor: KSP Painting of Syracuse | General Trades Subcontractor: LeChase Const Serv LLC | Sitework Subcontractor: Paolangeli Contractor | Mechanical Subcontractor: Postler & Jaeckle Corp. | Waterproofing Subcontractor: Raymond E Kelley, Inc. | CM Subcontractors: Retterer & Sons Cleaning Service | Elevator Subcontractor: Schindler Elevator Corp. | Electrical Subcontractor: Schuler-Haas Electric Corp. | Professional Surveyor Services: T G Miller PC | Concrete Subcontractor: The Pike Company, Inc. | Miscelaneous Metals Sub.: Titchener Iron Works | Masonry Subcontractor: Welliver | Site Fencing Subcontractor: Whitmore Fence Company


More on Milstein Hall: see the Cornell and OMA (Rem Koolhaas) web sites.


Notes on video production: These low-tech, informal videos were shot entirely with a hand-held, low-resolution Flip video camcorder. Three types of software were used to process and supplement the video clips: PhotoShop for still images and image manipulation; GarageBand for intro sound effects and narration; and Final Cut Express for video editing.

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First posted: 13 July 2010; Last updated 2 October 2012. All material © 2009-2012 J. Ochshorn unless otherwise noted.

Special thanks to Kent Kleinman, John McKeown, Norm Aidun, and Mike Fulkerson for supporting and facilitating this project. That being said... Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on these videos are entirely those of Jonathan Ochshorn (except where views or opinions are expressed directly by other people appearing in the videos), and are not necessarily the views of Cornell University, OMA, or any of the consultants, subcontractors, or construction managers involved in the construction of Milstein Hall. Any comments or corrections should be brought to the attention of Jonathan Ochshorn.