University Holds ‘Blessing’ and ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony for New Center for Rehabilitation Education

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University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., signs the steel beam that will be mounted at the highest point of the $47.5 million, state-of-the-art center for rehabilitation education.

The University held a “blessing of the beam” and “topping out” ceremony for its new eight-story center for rehabilitation education, which, at 140 feet, will be the tallest building on the University’s campus. The center will house the departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise Science.

At the ceremony, University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., blessed the steel beam that will be mounted at the highest point of the $47.5 million, state-of-the-art facility. He then signed the beam along with University administrators, faculty and staff.

In the fall of 2013, the University began construction of the new center on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. The new building is expected to be completed for the fall of 2015. The signature building is designed to incorporate limestone, native stone and glass to complement the architecture of nearby buildings. 

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