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Old Posted Jul 20, 2013, 7:27 PM
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A short visit in Ithaca.

I had to take my Mother up to Ithaca for a day last weekend. I sneaked away for about 45 minutes and checked out some new construction in the city. There's also a couple of other pics. Here goes:


Downtown:

1. Seneca Way -A new mixed use building at the east end of downtown.

Ithaca7-2013 37 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 38 by exithacan, on Flickr

Here's a link: http://www.140senecaway.com/


3. Breckenridge Place - mixed income housing in the northeast corner of downtown.

Ithaca7-2013 12 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 11 by exithacan, on Flickr


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Ithaca7-2013 10 by exithacan, on Flickr

A link: http://ithacanhs.org/wcb.html

8. A shot looking east on Seneca Street from Breckenridge toward Collegetown (on the hill).

Ithaca7-2013 07 by exithacan, on Flickr

9. A couple of pics of an old apartment building downtown.

Ithaca7-2013 14 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 15 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 06 by exithacan, on Flickr


Cornell University

Gates Hall, Bill Gates & wife donated $25 million towards this one. Morphosis Architects (Thom Mayne) designed this rascal. Just one of the new buildings going up on the Cornell University campus.
More info here:
http://blogs.cornell.edu/gateshall/

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Ithaca7-2013 40 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 39 by exithacan, on Flickr



Moving to Collegetown:

First I'm reminiscing about my youth. A few pics of my elementary school (East Hill) which has been renovated to condos.

14. The main building

Ithaca7-2013 21 by exithacan, on Flickr

15. The old playground (use to be asphalt)

Ithaca7-2013 22 by exithacan, on Flickr

16. The "new" addition which was the gym/cafeteria.

Ithaca7-2013 23 by exithacan, on Flickr


Next is the huge (for Ithaca - over 1,200 beds) housing project Collegetown Terrace. It is located between the Six Mile Creek gorge and State Street on the south end of Collegetown.
Here's more info: http://www.ithacastudentapartments.com/

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Ithaca7-2013 35 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 34 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 32 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 33 by exithacan, on Flickr

21. Checking the place out.

Ithaca7-2013 31 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 30 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 28 by exithacan, on Flickr

25. I believe the building on the right is a renovated old apatment building.

Ithaca7-2013 17 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 19 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 18 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 20 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 24 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 25 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 26 by exithacan, on Flickr

32. Part of the project, the old Ithaca City Hospital (where yours truly was born)

Ithaca7-2013 27 by exithacan, on Flickr

Finally a few shots of Eddy Street.

A new building at 309 Eddy.
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Ithaca7-2013 03 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 01 by exithacan, on Flickr

35. Thee 300 block

Ithaca7-2013 05 by exithacan, on Flickr

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Ithaca7-2013 04 by exithacan, on Flickr

37. The 400 block

Ithaca7-2013 02 by exithacan, on Flickr


Thanks for indulging me.

Hope you enjoyed.
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I like the elementary school rehab. Nice.

Do you miss the old hometown?
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I like the elementary school rehab. Nice.

Do you miss the old hometown?
Yeah, especially in the summer. Gotta say I don't miss the long, gray, snowy winters.
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Thanks for the pics! Lot of construction going on. I like the contemporary theme of the architecture, not a lot of faux traditional stuff.

Princeton is on a bit of a building kick as well, but less extensive it seems.
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Relative to its size, Ithaca is about as good as it gets in the U.S.

I know there are big residential plans for Collegetown too. I hope to get up there soon.
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^Agreed. It's a great town.
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Wow. I thought Geneva looked like it was doing better than when I was there in college in the 90s, but Ithaca looks like it's exploding with growth.

Looking gorges per usual.
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..I have read and heard good things about this town, now I see why.
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Looks like Ithaca is embracing modern architecture-- very cool!
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Relative to its size, Ithaca is about as good as it gets in the U.S.
You won't get an argument from me.

Thanks for the replies fellas.

For anyone interested in current Ithaca projects, here's an informative site:
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Well, ain't she pretty? Ithaca is looking on the up-and-up. You're shot looking up at Collegetown is my favorite.

BTW, Morphosis was a finalist in the contest to design the Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum in East Lansing (Zaha Hadid ended up winning he contract). It seems that colleges are a big part of their business.
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A lot of great photos in 45 minutes - thanks for sharing!
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Yeah, especially in the summer. Gotta say I don't miss the long, gray, snowy winters.
What "long, gray, snowy winters"? You've been away too long. We're the tropics of NY.

Great shots.

Did you swing by the Commons and check on the rebuild? The utility work is supposed to begin this week or next. Sounds like the next 6-12 months will bring construction projects that will dwarf what's currently going on. City getting better all the time.
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^ I didn't get a chance to walk the Commons, but I did see some of the work, it's going to be quite a change. I think I'll have to visit the old stomping grounds more often to keep up with all the development.


To all, thanks for the replies.
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I had no idea what to expect. Thanks for a nice tour.
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Nice shots!! Gotta get up that way sometime soon!!
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I love college towns! Beautiful. Thanks!
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Thanks guys. I know this wasn't much of a tour, I just wanted to get a few shots of some of the new construction. I hope to get back in the not too distant future for a more comprehensive tour (including gorges and waterfalls).
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Thanks, Ex-Ithacan!

I've been in the area many times, but never actually went in to Ithaca. What a great looking town.
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The new stuff is missing. All the city needs is a tram line! Too bad small American cities feel that it is beyond them to have decent mass transit...
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