Bradley University plans topping-out ceremony

AP News
Posted: May 02, 2011 4:00 AM
Bradley University plans topping-out ceremony

Bradley University plans a topping out ceremony on a $22 million expansion to one of the Peoria school's original campus buildings.

The ceremony is planned for Monday afternoon at Westlake Hall. School officials say a steel beam signed by students, faculty and staff will be lifted onto the west side of the building's addition. The ceremony is meant to mark the important construction achievement.

Westlake Hall was completed in 1897 and is to be transformed into a modern academic building. The building will have 85,000-square-feet of space. Construction started last summer and is to be finished in summer 2012.

The effort is part of the university's $150 million Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance.