DECATUR — Two men were waiting at the top of the Center for Theatre and Dance under construction on Millikin University’s campus for a crane to lift beams to them, after members of the campus community had signed them on the ground Wednesday.
You can’t be afraid of heights if you build with steel girders.
“They think they have a rough job,” said Millikin President Patrick White, shading his eyes to look up at them. “I have a cabinet meeting this afternoon.”
…“This building is something that everyone will think about when they think about Millikin,” said Shannon Byrnes, a theater major. “It’s really cool to see that transition and be a part of it.”
That sentiment was also expressed by Kyle Ham, vice president of client services for CORE Construction, the general contractor.
“Our success is built on relationships,” Ham said. “With Millikin being our partner, we value that every day, and this building will be here a long time, and will be something that you use to bring students in and celebrate the success of the university. This will always be our project as well.”
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