December 11, 2012

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will "top off" the exterior construction of its newest residence hall at 10 Faraday Street with the final steel beam being raised into place. When completed, the building will feature four-person apartments with full kitchens, living rooms and compartmentalized bathrooms, which will provide housing for 258 upper-class undergraduate and graduate students. The building's design celebrates the work of Michael Faraday, a British scientist, chemist, physicist and philosopher who lived from 1791-1867.


Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m.


10 Faraday St., Worcester, Mass.

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WPI broke ground for the $38 million building in May, and construction is expected to be completed by July 2013. This "green" building was designed by Boston-based ADD Inc. to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification standards, and is being constructed by Daniel O'Connell’s Sons of Holyoke, Mass. The new residence hall is a key part of the university's plans to develop a vibrant lower campus that links WPI's main campus with the downtown area and to Gateway Park, the 11-acre mixed-use life-sciences-based campus.