- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - There’s still time Wednesday morning for people to sign their names onto a beam that will become part of the replacement for the flood-damaged Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa.

The beam will be installed after a ceremony scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Hancher executive director Chuck Swanson says inviting people to write their names on the beam that eventually will support the lobby ceiling is a way of saying thanks for their patience.

Construction on the new Hancher is about half finished. Workers started preparing the site in the winter of 2013. The $175 million project is expected to be finished by the middle of 2016. The old Hancher sustained heavy damage during the 2008 flood.

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