Flanagan Gymnasium Special Collections Research Center

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several story building with windows along top side and bridge that connects it to another building

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.