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Steel work on new VCU medical education center is complete

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A “Topping Out” celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 15, will mark the completion of the steel work on the new James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center under construction at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. The final steel beam will be added to the elevator shaft of the 12-story, 200,000-square-foot building as part of a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the construction site at the corner of 12th and Marshall Streets.

Those in attendance, including James and Frances McGlothlin, will have an opportunity to inscribe a message and sign their name on the final beam. Following remarks from officials, the beam will be hoisted to the top level of the new building and secured into place.

In April, VCU officials announced a $25 million donation – one of the largest in the university’s history - to the VCU School of Medicine by the McGlothlins, for the building.  Completion is scheduled for Spring 2013.


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