Loudoun Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of Dulles South Multipurpose Center

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.

Dulles South Multipurpose Center is scheduled to open in 2017.
Dulles South Multipurpose Center is scheduled to open in 2017.

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.

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