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APSU hosting topping out ceremony for Art and Design Building on June 27

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 9 a.m. on Monday, June 27, the community is invited to a topping out ceremony at the construction site for Austin Peay State University’s new Art and Design Building. Topping out ceremonies traditional occur when the last steel beam is attached to a building during its construction.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 9 a.m. on Monday, June 27, the community is invited to a topping out ceremony at the construction site for Austin Peay State University’s new Art and Design Building. Topping out ceremonies traditional occur when the last steel beam is attached to a building during its construction.

During Monday’s ceremony, construction on the new building will stop, and a white, steel beam will be placed near the site. Representatives with Turner Construction will provide black markers, allowing those in attendance to sign the beam before it is raised and permanently attached to the building.

“Whoever comes and signs the beam, their names will permanently be part of the building,” Marc Brunner, director of University Design and Construction, said.

Parking will be allowed at the site, accessible through the Archwood parking lot. For more information on the ceremony, contact University Design and Construction at 931-221-7011.