NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Belmont University broke ground on a new arts and sciences building, the largest building to date on the school's campus.
The event took place Friday morning on the Belmont University campus.
The new 188,000-square-foot academic center will be located on the corner of Wedgewood and 15th Avenues. The $77 million dollar project will house the school's department of College of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Religion.
"The building establishes a new cornerstone for Belmont University and provides a true reflection of who we are," said Belmont President Bob Fisher. "It will sit as a beacon on the northeast edge of campus, offering a perfect view of the Nashville skyline and inviting Nashville and the world to come and see what Belmont is all about: providing an academically challenging liberal arts education in a Christian community of learning and service."
The new center will hold numerous classrooms and teaching spaces as well as 280-seat chapel, a dining venue state-of the-art laboratories and conference room space.
School officials said that the construction of the new facility will also create jobs for hundreds in Middle Tennessee.
The new building will be the biggest project in Belmont history. Before this project, the Curb Event Center was the largest project in the school's history. It is slated to open in fall 2014.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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