CSU celebrates construction milestone with topping off ceremony
WHO: CSU Administrators, members of the CSU Board of Trustees, project designers and contractors;
WHAT: The “topping off” ceremony for CSU’s new Student Center Building;
WHEN: Friday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m.;
WHERE: North of the building site at 2121 Euclid Avenue on the campus Plaza
The final steel girder will be hoisted into place on Friday atop the frame of the new Student Center Building. The “topping off” ceremony, a tradition in the construction industry, will mark completion of a major milestone in the construction of the $54 million, 138,000-square-foot building. Ground was broken in August 2008.
A specially-painted white beam will be signed by CSU President Michael Schwartz, CSU Board of Trustees Chairman Ronald Weinberg, CSU Provost Mary Jane Saunders other University administrators, project designers and contractors prior to it being hoisted into position.
Scheduled for completion in June 2010, the building will house a new bookstore, ballroom, dining and vending options, student organizations, student government, student life administration, and new pub/restaurant.
The new building is part of Cleveland State’s $300 million construction plan that includes a $29 million recreation center, a $55 million student center, residence halls, parking garages, athletic facilities, administration and research centers, and more.
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