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Ensley Athletic Center, Syracuse, N.Y.

Ensley Athletic Center, Syracuse, N.Y.CannonDesign specified American Buildings Co.'s metal building system to construct Syracuse University's Ensley Athletic Center. Markim Erection Co. Inc. built the 95,149-square-foot football practice facility with American Buildings' structural steel framing system, standing seam roof system in Regal White and 3-inch insulated metal wall panels in Regal White.

The athletic facility is 541 feet long by 217 feet wide by 45 feet tall; interior clearance at its peak is 65 feet. The exterior features a plaza with statues commemorating football players that wore the #44 jersey: Jim Brown, Floyd Little and Ernie Davis. It was completed in December 2014.

Owner: Syracuse University, Syracuse
General contractor: The Hayner Hoyt Corp., Syracuse
Architect: CannonDesign, New York City
Builder/installer: Markim Erection Co. Inc., Burlington, N.C.
Metal building system: American Buildings Co., Eufaula, Ala.,