2007-2008

Topping-off Ceremony to be held on WPI’s Under-Construction Residence Hall


A topping-off ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 24, at WPI's under-construction residence hall. To celebrate the final roof beam's installation, a potted tree seedling, an American flag, and the beam will be hoisted to the building's roof. The new, 232-bed, apartment-style residence hall and 189-parking garage are set to open in fall 2008.

Speakers to Emphasize Building's 'Green' Design

WPI's new residence hall, pictured as of August 15, 2007, is scheduled to open in fall 2008. A topping-off ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 24, at the Boynton Street construction site.

What

A topping-off ceremony will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) under-construction residence hall. To celebrate the final roof beam's installation, a potted tree seedling, an American flag, and the beam -- painted white and signed by ceremony attendees -- will be hoisted to the building's roof.

The new, 232-bed, apartment-style residence hall and 189-parking garage are set to open in fall 2008. The residence hall will feature four-person apartments with full kitchens, living rooms, compartmentalized bathrooms, and either single or double bedrooms. The building will also include recreation and fitness facilities, technology suites on each floor, and full wireless access.

Boston-based CannonDesign is the building's architect, and the general contractor is Gilbane Building Company.

Who

Speakers will be Neil Benner, project manager, Gilbane; and Alfredo DiMauro, WPI's assistant vice president of facilities. A CannonDesign representative will also speak about the residence hall's green design and plans to obtain certification from U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

When

Friday, August 24, 2007
11 a.m.

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Boynton Street (Residence Hall Construction Site – Church Side)
Worcester, Mass.

August 21, 2007