Bradfield Hall

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Cornell University
Bradfield Hall
Bradfield Hall.jpg
A view of Bradfield Hall during winter
General information
Type Academic building
Architectural style Brutalist
Location Ithaca, New York, USA
Address 306 Tower Rd
Opening 1969
Height 166 feet
Technical details
Floor count 11
Design and construction
Architect Ulrich Franzen
Website
http://ccams.eas.cornell.edu/index.php?page=exp_bradfield

Bradfield Hall is an academic building located on the central campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It is located on Tower Road at the eastern edge of the Agricultural Quadrangle.

At 166 feet and 11 stories tall, Bradfield Hall is the tallest building on the Cornell campus and in Tompkins County. Designed in the brutalist style by Ulrich Franzen, the building was completed in 1969. Bradfield currently houses Cornell's departments of Crop and Soil Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Plant Breeding, and Genetics. As most of the laboratories in the building are climate controlled, none of the first ten stories in Bradfield have windows. The eleventh floor contains the Northeast Regional Climate Center, one of the six National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regional climate centers. Bradfield Hall was named after Professor Richard Bradfield, a noted crop and soil scientist and Guggenheim Fellowship winner.[1]

Among its accolades, Bradfield Hall has been named one of the "World's 10 most spectacular university buildings" by the building data site Emporis.[2]

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