Millennium Science Complex Construction 005

Millennium Science Complex Construction 005

While the most obvious portions of the building's cantilever design can be seen from ground level, much of the design's support comes from the U-shaped shear wall, visible here. The wall begins with the upright concrete slab visible to the left of the frame, continues back, turns right at a 90-degree angle, and then right again to line up with the concrete slab. When the building is finished, this area will be divided, with part of it being a lobby-like space for entry from the floors above.

IMAGE: Penn State