Updated 5.13.13. With the exception of a final cleaning, the URCC project is finished. Take a look at the photos below:
Updated 4.10.13. In less than a month, a great deal of progress has been made on the construction of Curtis Hall’s University Research Computing Center (URCC). Compare the photos below to those from the 3.20.13 post!
Updated 3.20.13. Curtis Hall is currently undergoing renovations for its new University Research Computing Center (URCC), designed by the Philadelphia-based architecture firm BLT Architects. This high-tech facility will serve as a central location for various academic server facilities, and will also include a cutting-edge climate control system and an elevator that will improve building accessibility to the data center.
Below are two photos of the large wires (and even larger pipes to carry the wires) used in the URCC. Though it might be difficult to sense the scale from these images, some of the wires are over 1.5 inches in diameter!
Part of Curtis Hall’s new, state-of-the-art climate control system is pictured below: