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Houses on the move in Syracuse

Two Near Westside houses were in pieces this past week with two different outcomes. One Tully Street house was a newly constructed modular home. It arrived in six pieces. Two were the roof, which was placed by a 90-ton capacity crane.

SU School of Architecture students designed the home in a studio run by Lea Ciavarra and Anne Marie Lubrano of lubrano ciavarra design. They will be working on it throughout the summer adding siding and finishing minor carpentry items. The students will be managed by folks from VIP Structures, who are donating their project and construction management skills.

Home HeadQuarters has already sold the home to a couple excited about living on the Near Westside.

On Marcellus Street, a home was taken apart piece by piece in an attempt to avoid demolishing the structure. The four-day project ended with materials sorted for either reuse or recycling. The property will become part of the new site for one of the From the Ground Up competition winners. Construction is expected to begin this Fall.

Funding support for these projects was provided by the Empire State Development Corporation's Restore NY Program, the Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative, the Syracuse School of Architecture and the Syracuse Center of Excellence.

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