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Ithaca

About Ithaca

30,756 in city
149,775 in metro
14 km² (5 mi²)
125.240463257 m
Located in central Upstate New York at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca is famous as the home of Cornell University. It is also the seat of Tompkins County, a popular summer resort. Ithaca was founded in 1789 and named for the home of the ancient Greek hero Ulysses. It was incorporated as a village in 1821 and as a city in 1888. The City of Ithaca is surrounded on three sides by the Town of Ithaca, home of Ithaca College. The two entities form a single community and share many public services. Major buildings cluster in four areas: Cornell University, Collegetown (just south of Cornell across Cascadilla Creek), Ithaca College, and downtown. The Titus Towers housing complex stands alone several blocks south of downtown.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
89 All Buildings
82
existing
3
under construction
4
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Bradfield Hall 166 ft 1969
2 Titus Towers I 155 ft 1972
3 Olin Chemistry Research Wing 154 ft 1967
4 Rhodes Hall 123 ft 1990
5 Seneca Place on the Commons 121 ft 2005