Beam-Topping for Interdisciplinary Research Facility

A ceremony today helped mark a construction milestone for The Ohio State University’s Interdisciplinary Research Facility.

The final steel beam for the facility, wrapped in logos of the university, The Ohio State U

iversity Comprehensive Cancer Center and Pelotonia, was raised to top off the building. Hundreds of university students, faculty and staff left signatures across the beam that are now a permanent part of the new building.

The Interdisciplinary Research Facility (IRF), a five-story laboratory building west of Kenny Road and south of Lane Avenue, is part of the university’s booming Innovation District

“The IRF is really setting the stage for a different way of doing research, and that’s going to position Ohio State to be a leader not just in Ohio, but in the country,” said President Kristina M. Johnson. “We’re bringing together not engineers in one lab and physicists and artists on the other side of campus. We’re actually bringing them together under one roof so they can tackle society’s major challenges together.”

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