MIAMI UNIVERSITY—HARRISON HALL
KEY STRUCTURAL CHALLENGE
SOLUTION GOP Limited reinforced the existing structure to carry the minarets' weight, designed minarets with dimensions/configurations to meet constraints, and set a lightning rod to mitigate storm damage. Each minaret breaks down to two pieces for storage; for installation, the pieces are assembled on-site and then lifted by crane. Primarily wood framing is used.
FACILITIES The beautiful gold covered minarets glow atop the structure in April and then are stored for 11 months.