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Final steel beam erected on Jerry Falwell Library

January 30, 2013  |  Liberty University News Service

Construction on the Jerry Falwell Library hit an important milestone on Monday, as the last steel beam to support the 170,000-square-foot structure was put in place. The beam was first signed by Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., his wife Becki; Dr. Ronald Godwin, Liberty’s provost; and Charles Spence, Liberty’s director of planning and construction, before being placed in the bridge portion that connects the two large structures.

The $50 million project is Liberty’s largest investment in any one structure to date and the only building on campus named for its founder, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Sr. The university broke ground on the facility in March 2012, and it is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2014. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work is under way.

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