Flanagan Gymnasium Special Collections Research Center
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Flanagan Gymnasium, Photo & Imaging Center RS 41024
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Groundbreaking: June 4, 1988
First Occupied: October 30, 1989
Architects: Bohlin, Powell, Larkin and Cywinski of Wilkes Barre, PA
Contractors: Murnane Inc., East Syracuse
Cost: $5.8 million
Funding: Donation from Lora and Alfred Flanagan and funds raised by Campaign for Syracuse
Named for: Lora and Alfred Flanagan
Location: Foot of Mt. Olympus, behind Carnegie Library
Notes: Flanagan Gymnasium was the result of a University Senate survey finding that recreational facilities on campus had not kept pace with increasing student interest in fitness and health. Built in conjunction with the refurbishment of Archbold Gym, the building contained a fitness center; racquetball, squash and basketball courts; dance studios; fencing room; and swimming pool. Chancellor Eggers and Recreation Services director Nick Wetter were the first people to use Flanagan Gym on the day it opened for an 8 a.m. squash game.
Flanagan is accessible only through Archbold Gym via the glass-enclosed bridge connecting the two structures.