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Topping Out Ceremony Marks Construction Progress

Progress on the construction of the Wellness and Recreation Center reached a milestone Friday, July 12, with the final steel beam secured in place. Recognized as a “topping out,” this milestone recognizes the maximum height of a structure.

The ceremony, hosted by Frank L. Blum Constructed, featured invited guest from NC State University and representatives from construction and architecture firms.

Before the topping out, members of the NC State community were invited to leave their mark on the building, by signing the beam that would be used in the ceremony.

Remarks were given by Adam Schmidt ‘20, a senior studying civil engineering, a member of the Wellness and Recreation Center building committee and student government leader.

“I’m excited for what this will be a year from now,” said Schmidt. “I am thankful for everyone that has supported the project and to make this project a reality.”

The Wellness and Recreation Center is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2020.