More than 60 UCCS and Colorado Springs community leaders watched a final piece of structural steel be lifted into place atop the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences at a “topping off” ceremony July 22 near the intersection of Austin Bluffs and North Nevada Avenue.
Attendees wrote their names and inspirational quotes across the beam before it was put in place.
About the Lane Center
Ground was broken on the $18.5 million 54,000 square foot Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences in June 2012 ceremonies with visible progress beginning in early 2013. The project is about 25 percent complete, according to Gary Reynolds, executive director, Facilities Services. The building is on schedule to open in Jan. 2014. The Lane Center is the first UCCS building in the North Nevada Avenue urban renewal zone and the lead for a long-term project that involves performing arts, athletics and additional health-related facilities on the west side of the campus.
— Photos by Philip Denman, University Advancement
— Video by Kelsey LeFurge, Media Services