Video: Contractors reach milestone in Millennium Science construction

April 08, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- In what is traditionally called a topping-off ceremony, contractors hoisted the final I-beam into its place Tuesday, April 6, on the Millennium Science Complex, now under construction at Penn State's University Park campus. Attendees from the University included Al Horvath, vice president for Finance and Business/University Treasurer and Henry C. Foley, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School.

By completing the complex skeletal frame, construction workers can begin finishing the envelope, or outer shell, and then finally the interior of the complex, which will house materials science and life science faculty together to encourage innovative research collaborations. The building's completion is anticipated in summer 2011.

Watch the video produced by Curt Parker at /video/168440/2013/02/09/video-no-title online.

For more information about the Millennium Science Complex go to online.

  • To watch a video highlighting the Millennium Science Complex's topping off ceremony, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Amitabh Avasthi

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Last Updated November 18, 2010