“Building the Child Care Center” Photos

The new Child Care Center at Lehman College is a special built. The 12,000 square foot center was designed by Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects and built by Axis Construction. The Center was assembled from 22 prefabricated modules—each weighing 18 tons—and hoisted into place with a 600-ton crane. The steel-and-concrete modules were built in an enclosed facility in Ephrata, Pa., which kept them largely immune to the weather and normal production delays associated with the traditional construction process.

These photos were taken from three separate occasions:

  • June 20, 2012, when the foundation was being laid;
  • September 26, 2012, when the modules were being put onto campus grounds;
  • today, when Lehman was celebrating the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.