Topping off ceremony planned for STAR Campus high rise

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On Aug. 22,  Delle Donne & Associates, Bancroft Construction, Gov.  John Carney and the University of Delaware will celebrate the “topping out” of the STAR Tower, as the final beam of steel is added to the building’s framework.  

The 10-story building on UD’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus will include industry tenants as well as classrooms, laboratories, a demonstration kitchen, a virtual reality cave and other learning and research spaces for UD’s College of Health Sciences.

The STAR campus is located at the former site of a Chrysler Assembly plant and also includes a manufacturing center for fuel cell maker Bloom Energy and a UD program that is testing the use of electric vehicles in storing electricity.

A new Newark train station is also planned for a portion of the nearly 300-acre property that once housed one of the nation’s largest auto plants.

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