Dr. Santiago Calatrava Attends Topping Out Ceremony

Apr 19, 2013

Our new Innovation, Science and Technology Building is one step closer to completion as the steel framework is now finished! To celebrate this milestone, a crowd of more than 250 people joined us for a “Topping Out” Ceremony.

Florida Poly Board of Trustees Chair Robert H. Gidel gave the welcome remarks and introduced the keynote speaker – Dr. Santiago Calatrava, the world-renowned architect of the building. After both men spoke, Chuck Jablon, Vice President of Operations of Skanska, thanked the construction workers and the crowd cheered as the final stanchion was hoisted to the top of the building. The stanchion was signed by members of our Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors.

Following tradition, a tree and flag were also placed at the top of the building to symbolize growth and to bring good luck.

Upon completion in June 2014, the 160,000 square foot building will house classrooms, auditoriums, research and teaching labs, and offices for faculty and academic administrators.

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