(Video) 10-story tower on the UD STAR Campus ‘topped out’


A steel beam locking into place completed the framework of the newest building on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus Tuesday morning.

The 10-story STAR Tower was “topped out” as a crowd of 150 looked on.
The building is a collaboration, built by a private developer on land belonging to UD. Its tenants will include UD’s College of Health Sciences and outside businesses whose missions complement those of the university.

“Partnerships make all of this possible,” UD President Dennis Assanis said. “Partnerships are essential for a modern research university like UD. They link our scholarship to action and they extend our reach into the world.”


The College of Health Sciences will occupy roughly two-thirds of the 120,000-square-foot STAR Tower with spaces focused on two letters – co – as in collision, collaboration and community.

The best healthcare education rarely happens inside a traditional classroom, said Kathy Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences.

STAR Tower includes few spaces for sitting in a chair and passively learning and a multitude of areas that support hands-on experience and collaboration, including a maker space, demonstration kitchen, and a virtual reality cave.

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