Originally Posted by Brentsters
Also, when CMU expands its campus north of Forbes, that giant parking lot will finally go away and there will be street-level continuity on both sides of the bridge.
CMU's next project is the new nano building (between Wean and Hamerschlag,
not north of Forbes). Ground broken this summer.
Office 52 is doing the design:
click on "view images" on that web page to see some drawings.
And if you don't feel like clicking through, here's an edited down
excerpt of text from that page:
"Sited on a difficult corner parcel with over 100 feet of grade change
... the building’s form and placement on the site is comprised of two
components, an elevated three story north wing that floats over
Junction Hollow and the infill of a sunken service court between
Hamerschlag Hall and Wean Hall. ... The roof of the courtyard infill
will extend CMU’s iconic grassy Mall around the eastern half of
Hamerschlag Hall fulfilling a 100-year old vision of green space in
this part of campus."
"The design ... creates new open space and pedestrian linkages down
into Junction Hollow and ultimately across to future development
adjacent to the Carnegie Museum and the Craig Street Neighborhood via
a future pedestrian bridge."