Colby College Celebrates Completion of Steel Work on Mixed-Use Student Dorm

Published: Sep. 28, 2017 at 6:57 PM EDT
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Colby College held a topping-off ceremony Thursday to celebrate the end of steel work on its new mixed-use student residence in downtown Waterville.

The final steel beam was signed by city and college officials before being hoisted into place.

The public was invited to witness it and tour the old Haines building.

The historic bank building has been vacant for years but now has collaborative office work space as part of the city's revitalization efforts.

"I think the enthusiasm in the city and the partnership that the city and Colby have had, and all the community civic and business leaders have made this possible. It really has been a major collaborative effort," said Colby College President David Greene.

The company CGI will be moving into the former Haines building to take advantage of the technology center there.

The mixed-use dormitory is expected to be completed next August.