The historic building known as the "Old Tompkins County Courthouse" built on the
site of the first court house is still used today for county offices and
periodic court sessions. The building owners became concerned about structural
issues when they noticed large cracks in the masonry running along the front and
back walls of the building. Erdman Anthony provided 3-D modeling of the building
exterior and second story courtroom level. Detailed modeling of the original
hammer beam trusses was also accomplished. The 3-D model demonstrated to the
structural engineers that the hammer trusses were bowing in the middle as well
as leaning at the top as much as 6 in. As part of the structural renovations,
the stucco façade will be repaired to fix the racking that was occurring on the
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