Construction Workers trade in their Overalls for Tuxedos


Boston, MA - Construction workers dressed in hard hats and tuxedos perched beside the traditional topping off spruce tree after the final beam was hoisted to the top of the new Suffolk University residence hall at 10 Somerset Street on Thursday, November 21.

Suffolk administrators, faculty, students, alumni and friends joined various Boston Building Trades in signing their names on the beam before it was raised to its final destination high above Somerset Street.

Those Building Trades included: Bricklayers - Local #3; Carpenters - NE District Council & Local #33; Carpenters - Floorcovers Local #2168; Carpenters-Piledrivers/Dockworkers Local #57; Electricians - Local #103; Elevator Constructors - Local #4; Glaziers - Local #1044; Heat & Frost Insulators - Local #6; Ironworkers - Local #7; Laborers - District Council & Local #22; Operating Engineers - Local #4; Painters - Local #35; Pipe Fitters - Local 537; Plasterers & Cement Masons - Local #534; Plumbers - Local # 12; Roofers - Local #33; Sheet Metal Workers - Local #17; and Sprinkler Fitters - Local #550.

Suffolk University's new residence hall, which will open its doors to 345 students in September of 2003, will help ensure that Suffolk undergraduates can experience on-campus living in affordable and safe housing in the heart of Boston. This will be the second student residence hall on the University's downtown campus (the first residence hall, located at 150 Tremont Street, was created in 1996 and accommodates more than 400 students).

Suffolk University, located on Boston's historic Beacon Hill, is a comprehensive, global institution distinguished by its teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty. Suffolk offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of study. Its mission is to provide quality education at an affordable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds. Suffolk has a combined enrollment of 7,450 full-time and part-time students at its College of Arts and Sciences, Sawyer School of Management, Law School and New England School of Arts and Design.

For more information, please contact:
Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450 or
Tony Ferullo at 617-573-8448

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