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Florida Polytechnic's new student center will look like a bird

LAKELAND —Florida Polytechnic University on Monday released a first look at a nearly $2 million aquatic and student center.

The building was designed to resemble the school's mascot: a phoenix. Located near the dorms, the 9,200-square-foot center will house workout facilities, with space for fitness classes, offices and "a dedicated space for students to design and test new technologies for physical and health training." It will have a two-story climbing wall in front of the building, plus two swimming pools.

The building is expected to open next summer.

The university is known for its 160,000-square-foot, white domed Innovation, Science and Technology building, which has become a landmark visible to motorists on Interstate 4. About 1,300 students have enrolled for this academic year, up from about 600 when it accepted its first students in 2014. It is not yet fully accredited.

Times staff

Florida Polytechnic's new student center will look like a bird 08/22/16 [Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2016 7:52pm]
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