Construction crews to place 45-ton truss at Buddy Holly Hall sit

Construction crews to place 45-ton truss at Buddy Holly Hall site

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

WHAT: Under the direction of Lee Lewis Construction, Inc., crews from Longview-based Deem Structural Services will lift and place a 155-foot, 45-ton steel truss at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. The truss is a space frame truss that will span across the entire lobby of The Buddy Holly Hall, supporting the roof structure. Two luffing cranes are required to lift the truss: one 350-ton crane and one 300-ton crane.

The truss was fabricated by Houston-based Basden Steel and is the largest, heaviest truss that will go into The Buddy Holly Hall.

Construction began at The Buddy Holly Hall in May 2017, and expected grand opening is early 2020.

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences was designed in partnership with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects, Inc. and Lubbock-based architects MWM and Parkhill Smith & Cooper.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 8-8:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Buddy Holly Hall site, 1300 Mac Davis Lane. For best vantage point for video and photos, utilize the north east parking lot of the Civic Center.

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