Old Tompkins County Court House

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 exterior.

Project Details


Tompkins County, NY


Tompkins County

Project Contact

Bryan Merritt, PSM/LS
  • Bryan Merritt, PSM/LS
  • 561-753-9723 x 6017
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