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Pool House truss installed in the Powerhouse

January 17, 2019
By Whitney Helm
Pool Truss

Powerhouse Project Manager Dan Schooff has declared Jan. 17 "Pool Truss Day," in honor of the 80 ft. pool house truss that was installed in the roof of the Powerhouse this afternoon.

"Today, we installed a 14 ton truss that turns a building that was built in 1913 with two rooms into the most beautiful pool house in the country," says Dan.

Truss installed

The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse repurposes the decommissioned Blackhawk Generating Station on the Rock River into a 120,000-square-foot student center in every sense of the phrase. The Powerhouse will be a first-of-its-kind facility in the country—one that interlaces student life spaces with recreational facilities, further connects campus with the community, and preserves history while looking to the future.