Raise the Roof!


The Arnold J. Damen, S.J. Student Center is about 6 months away from its Grand Opening and it finally looks like a full building…almost!! All of the steel has been placed and the cement poured. Now most of the structural touches that remain include dry wall and framing. As you can see by some of the new pictures in the gallery, the skylight has been installed. As was pointed out in a previous post, it was constructed on the ground and raised up in two pieces each weighing a few tons. The skylight is 80 feet long and 36 feet wide and makes a great addition to the main atrium of the Damen Student Center!

Once the frame of the skylight was installed, they craned 88 panels of glass up to the roof. Take a look at the Live Stream — and you can see that the glass has already been installed in the skylight! Construction crews hope for the building to be “air tight” within the next week so that no leaks can enter through the surfaces and crews can begin making the final touches on this amazing building!

In addition, you may be able to see steam coming from the pipes on the roof of the Student Center. That is because the building’s boiler is no connected with CFSU and Mertz and the building is able to be heated!

The few pictures of the inside of the building show some offices being formed just off of the atrium. Take a look at the enormous multipurpose room that will be a great place for hosting events and speakers. We will post more pictures soon. In the meantime, keep taking a look at the Live Stream and our Facebook page!

Happy Halloween!


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