Admissions - Mass Maritime conducts topping-off ceremony at 4th Company dorm
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Massachusetts Maritime Academy and state-college dorm-funding representatives participated in a ceremonial topping-off ceremony Friday morning at the 4th Company addition on the west side of the Taylors Point campus.
The final iron beam was raised to the top of the building still in construction just before noon. Dignitaries, MMA officers, iron workers and state officials signed the beam.
The six-story addition includes 41,000 square feet to accommodate 240 more beds. Co. 4 will be connected with Companies 1, 2 and 6 on all dorm levels. All rest rooms in the complex are being renovated.
Captain Francis McDonald, vice-president of MMA operations, hosted the event that included Senate President Therese Murray and state Rep. David Vieira, R-Falmouth.
James T. Morris, executive director of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, credited Murray for her work in winning legislative approval for the funding that underwrites building projects on nine campuses.
The MMA project’s general contractor is Shawmut Design and Construction Co. The architect is Prellwitz Chilnski Associates.
Admiral Richard Gurnon, MMA president, said the dorm project remains “on schedule and under budget.” The additional dorm space allows the college to continue its efforts to expand enrollment, he said.
Bourne Selectman Donald Pickard represented the town at the ceremony.
Article written by the Bourne Courier.
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