October 12, 2009
Raise the Roof – Gilman Hall
Crews last week completed the steel grid frame for the 60-by-60-foot glass skylight that will top Gilman Hall’s new atrium space
Crews — with the indispensable assistance of a 200-foot, 350-ton crane — last week completed the steel grid frame for the 60-by-60-foot glass skylight that will top Gilman Hall’s new atrium space. Designed, fabricated and installed by Novum Structures, the skylight will feature 154 square glass panels and span the entire courtyard without intermediate support. The arched structure, a precisely engineered combination of compression members and tension cables, will be less than 10 inches thick. The glass panels and cables will be installed in the coming weeks to shut out the elements and allow work to continue in the atrium below. Gilman, the oldest academic building on the Homewood campus, is scheduled to reopen for the fall 2010 semester.
Read more about the Gilman Hall Renovation at http://krieger.jhu.edu/gilman