SUNY Central Administration Building

Photo by Matthew H. Wade

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SUNY Central Administration Building

Photo by Matthew H. Wade

SUNY Central Administration Building
SUNY Central Administration Building

The Central Administration Building, a renaissance-revival-style building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has entrance porticos on the west and south elevations, four corner towers with steep-slope slate roofs, and slate mansard roofs extend between the towers ornamented with cast-iron decorations. Leaks at the roofs, cast iron elements, and cornice resulted in damage to the interior, deterioration of the historic granite facade and backup masonry, and posed a risk to computer data facilities below. Emergency repairs to the low-slope roof had not addressed SUNY's concerns and it was also suspected that insulation added in the 1970s might be contributing to masonry damage.