In commemoration of a significant milestone in the construction of the William H. Hannon Library, LMU hosted a topping off ceremony and reception on May 5 at the construction site.
To celebrate the event, a steel beam was signed by Robert B. Lawton, S.J., president of LMU, Chad Dreier, chairman of the of the board of trustees, Kathy Aikenhead, president of the William H. Hannon Foundation and vice chair of trustees, the LMU Board of Trustees and executives from Synder Langston, the construction company. The steel beam, which signals the highest point of steel construction, was then hoisted into place. In addition, an evergreen tree was placed on the beam to symbolize that the building project has proceeded without injury.
Also in attendance were the President’s Cabinet, the Deans, senior library staff and representatives from DMJM, the architecture firm that designed the library.
The new library is scheduled to be completed fall of 2009. For more information, please click here.
Photo above: (from left to right) Chad Dreier, Kathy Aikenhead and Robert B. Lawton, S.J., sign the steel beam
Photo right: Two construction workers congratulate one another
Photos by Glenn Cratty