Upstate lineage Born in Binghamton 183-5 Water Street Why is Upstate NY so creative ? March 2009
Tech Works! will be a center that: Preserves the pioneering technologies and enterprises of New York's Southern Tier. Engages visitors in understanding the regional advances in technology that enhance the quality of life throughout the world Educates visitors on the individuals, resources, and cultures that gave rise to the rich heritage in innovation in our region. Inspires visitors, students, teachers, the workforce, and the com-munity at large to continue to innovate for economic growth.
CT&I is a 16 year old not for profit, who since 2003 has a mission to Document and present in context the inventions and industrial innovations of NY’s Southern Tier. Board of Directors Erik Antonsson, Prof, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech Paul Ceruzzi, Nat'l Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC Farouk El-Baz, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University Chuck Goodwin, Exec. Dir., NYS Technology Educators Assn John Grady, retired Architect & Exhibit Designer, NYC Stan Hayes, retired Apollo Pgm Manager, Link Aviation Mark Kriebel, President, Arranged Sound, Johnson City Don Seraphim, IBM Fellow, retired, Vestal, NY Emily Wade, Museum Institute for Teaching Science, Boston Roger Westgate, Watson School of Engineering, BU In Memoriam Herbert Griffith, retired CEO, ITS Communications Corp., Endicott, NY & Arthur Rosenblatt, NYC, recipient, 1998 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award, members of CT&I Board at the time of their deaths, 11/04 & 1/05 respectively.
Tech Works! notional timeline 2010-11 1,000+ visitors to behind the scenes tours 2011-12 TechWorks! design - repairs - fundraising 2012 1st fl Renovation - New South Entrance ~ 40% of 1st floor code compliant Fall 2012 Install IBM Endicott collection - 2nd Fl 4,000 sf 2013-14 1st fl Exhibits 10,000 sf 2015-16 Out of this World Technology exhibit, 5,000 sf Visible Access Artifacts/Archives to 2nd Floor + ? years New North Building for Shuttle Simulator
Trolley Barn Chenango River Bike & Pedestrian Trail Interstate Access Tech Works! Rod Serling’s father’s market 1930s ARTS DISTRICT Riverwalk Hotel Intermodal Station
Series A Site Plan approved by Zoning and Planning Commission Approvals August 2011
321 Water Street, Binghamton, NY - Fall 2009 Two story brick bldg (1912); One story brick addition (1946); Metal addition (1972)
Preliminary Concept Sketch Bucher Borges Group - 9/ 2011 Existing south façade Replace one story addition (SW corner) with at-grade entrance, glass curtain wall, solar thermal panels, metal sunscreens as needed Retain brick stairwell as fire exit from second floor (right center) Glass-in porch (SE corner) for kinetic exhibit & giant video screen Stucco & solar ivy on E facade to visually unify construction eras. Proposed south facade
First Phase - Certificate of Occupancy, handful of visitor experiences Second Phase - Exhibits, Garden of Ideas, Sculpture added as funding permits Final Phase - Replace metal north addition with Shuttle Simulator under glass
SE Corner Porch - Kinetic exhibit of manufacturing processes temporary display to change over time, e.g., Pick & place electronic components (Universal) Carroll Press printing punch cards (IBM) Bending "bill till holders" (E H Titchener) Moving pkgs (Binghamton Materials Handling, Raymond) etc.
Imagination Zone - Entrance Experience that expands the mind & points the way to other experiences. All visitors use inside ramp up to main Level.
Hall of Enterprise Stories and artifacts showcasing pioneering advances by inventors & Southern Tier companies
IBM 1440 System – released 1961, to be restored by CT&I 2010-2011 http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_PP1440.html
First Phase - Rehab 4,000 sf of 2nd floor for IBM Endicott collection Second Phase - Rehab remainder of 2nd Floor as archives, offices, collection management, terrace and café with river views Final Phase - Replace metal Butler Building with Shuttle Simulator under glass
Explore the Power of “THINK” • Request a reservations at • least one week in advance • at www.ctandi.org Tours the last Saturday afternoon of the month, plus group tours on request IBM PLANT # 1 Past, Present, & Future
Second Floor 4,000 sf for Visible Access & guided tours of IBM PLANT # 1 Collection
Candidate for replacement with modern structure to accommodate NASA's Shuttle Simulator and Raymond side loader for visitor access In the interim, Hardwiring our Innovative Legacy interactive murals BU-SOM Pricewaterhouse Cooper Scholars proposed project. Interactive murals – technology history
Visitors ride a Raymond Side- loader to cockpit NASA Shuttle Simulator Under Glass
Business Day • Tourism is the 7th largest private sector employer in New York State on the basis of direct tourism employment. (Comparisons are with 2009 industry employment, BLS.)
Programs & Rotating Exhibits Space for film series, lectures, & special events.
Connecting Big Ideas - Tile Room A. Good things come in small packages Miniaturization of electronics & the products made possible by same. B. Visual Systems - collimation of light LEM visual system, Night vision goggles, lenses, future Virtual Reality In between Multiple invention process kiosks
Endicott – IBM Plant # 1 IBM PLANT # 1 Past, Present, & Future The History & Heritage Center showcases innovations that mattered for innovators who will matter.
NASA – TN D 7112 – Apollo Experience Report Simulation of Manned Space Flight for Crew Training
Ben Lawless, Eisterhold Associates, CT&I Museum Master Plan (2007) In 1929, Edwin Link, Jr. developed the concept of a flight trainer, which was patented in 1931. Legend has it he was having lunch sitting on an organ bellows, and thought – “this feels like flying.”
Northern stretch of 300’ Flood Wall along western property line
New South Accessible Entrance & Foyer Addresses grade difference, making exterior access ramp unnecessary Demo 1 story SE corner addition, low ceilinged rooms, spalling concrete Curtain wall, glass w/ pierced metal sunscreen &/or solar thermal panels Glassed in cube at SE corner - Kinetic Entry Exhibit