December 21, 2006

Media Advisory - Helicopter work at Morris Library

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to cover a milestone in the ongoing renovation and construction at Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale next week.

Construction crews will use a helicopter to place heating-ventilation-air conditioning equipment on the roof of the library. The operation is set for 8-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. The helicopter will pick up the equipment from the parking lot on the south end of the Communications Building before lifting it to the library roof.

SIUC's Department of Public Safety will allow no pedestrian or vehicular traffic within the flight path of the helicopter during the operation.

The $48 million renovation and construction project is on schedule for completion in 2008.