Photo opportunity -- first 80,000 pound roof truss to be installed for McLeod Center

May 18, 2005
Contact: 

Steve Pavelec, UNI Facilities Services, (319) 273-6165
James O'Connor University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

At approximately 7 a.m., tomorrow, Friday, May 20, the first of eight 80,000-pound roof trusses will be put in place on UNI's McLeod Center. It will take two 80-ton cranes working in tandem to hoist the massive truss. The media is welcome to photograph this milestone. For safety, media need to check in at the contractor's office trailer, near the main gate of the work site, located on southwest side of the UNI-Dome on Nebraska Street.