Construction of the anchor building at the16 Tech Innovation District will reach its maximum height on July 11, a milestone that will be commemorated at a "topping out" ceremony where the final steel beam will be hoisted atop the building with a small evergreen tree, an Indianapolis city flag and the American flag.
Before the July topping out ceremony, the steel beam will be covered with signatures and well-wishes from neighbors, tenants, partners and community stakeholders - the result of a month-long beam-signing campaign that launched on May 31 at the 16 Tech Quarterly Community Meeting and continues through June.
Developers of the first building at 16 Tech, Browning and Davis & Associates, are spearheading the beam-signing and will transport the 10-foot-long steel beam to June community meetings in the Near West, Near Northwest and surrounding neighborhoods. The beam will also be available during events with Innovation Building 1 tenants, city leaders, development and employment partners and other stakeholders.
Innovation Building 1 is the first new construction at 16 Tech and will be home to the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, and Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and its advanced industry initiatives, including Ascend Indiana, AgriNovus Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint.