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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s 12-story Science Education Center, under construction at South Third and Chestnut streets in Harrisburg, will contain 260,000 square feet of academic space.

The new building  will accommodate at least 1,000 new students in nursing, pharmaceutical sciences and other allied health programs. The center also will include classrooms and training space for advanced manufacturing and interactive media programs, in addition to auditoriums, and student life and tutoring areas.

The timeline for the project has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The building, slated to open in January of 2022 prior to the pandemic, is expected to open in 2023.

The University is spending $100 million on this project.

No tax-exempt bonds will pay for the construction of the building.

Harrisburg-based Reynolds Enterprises Inc. and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., based in Baltimore, were hired to support Butler County architect Alex Wing of Stantec on pre-construction plans for the building.

The university broke ground on the project in July of 2019.

Questions about the new tower can be sent to

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