January 22, 2013 — Coral Gables — With University of Miami employees and construction workers looking on, a crane hoists the last beam to be put into place for the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex on Virginia Key. The new Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science facility will provide research and teaching laboratories in two critical areas: air-sea interactions and biology of living marine organisms.
During the topping-out ceremony, held January 9, the beam was positioned next to an evergreen tree placed at the top of the structure to symbolize growth and bring good luck. Roni Avissar, dean of the Rosenstiel School, and faculty members Brian Haus and Mike Schmale, the two co-principal investigators of the research facility, were among those who signed the beam.
Dagoberto Diaz and Rex Kirby of Suffolk Construction, Professor Schmale, and chief architect Peter Sollogub of Cambridge Seven Associates delivered remarks prior to workers eating a barbecue lunch.
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