Loudoun County marked a significant milestone for the final phases of the Dulles South Multipurpose Center with a so-called topping out ceremony Tuesday morning.
The ceremony is a tradition in the construction industry to recognize completion of the structural phase of a project. To celebrate the occasion of the building reaching its full height, a steel beam was signed by many of those in attendance and hoisted into place.
Loudoun officials, including Supervisors Matt F. Letourneau (R-Dulles) and Koran T. Saines (D-Sterling), Planning Commission Chairman Jeff Salmon, members of the project team, and others signed the beam.
The $33 million-expansion will result in the first public recreation center and full-scale senior center for communities in and around South Riding.
Loudoun County voters approved a bond referendum for the second and third phase of the expansion of the Dulles South Multipurpose Center in 2013.
Phase II provides for the design and construction of an 81,000-square-foot addition, with recreation and fitness areas, an elevated running track, a competition and leisure pool, a climbing wall and program facilities. Phase III will provide an additional 17,000 square feet for a full-service senior center. Construction is on track to be completed in the spring of 2017.
For more information about the Dulles South Multipurpose Center, go to loudoun.gov/dullessouthmpc.