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Updated: 12/02/2012 08:00:05AM

Florida Polytechnic becomes a reality

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Former Florida Sen. JD and Cindy Alexander take pride in leading efforts to build Florida's 12th university.

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A-C-T President Robert Kincart, Florida Polytechic University Board of Trustees Chair Robert Gidel and Polk Co. Commissioner Melony Bell applaud construction progress at the first general membership meeting of Florida Poly Vision.

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Florida Polytechnic University construction is expected to be completed in 2013.

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World renowned modern architect Santiago Calatrava designed the Florida Polytechnic University now under construction.

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Construction is underway on Florida's 12th university located in Polk County.

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The Florida Polytechnic University should be ready for students by 2014.

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Designs of the Innovation, Science and Technology building that will serve as the sole campus until the entire plan is constructed. is a 100,000 sq.-ft. white building is well equipped with daylighting feature and natural ventilation.

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“The animal is alive,” said architect Frank Loreno about Florida Polytechnic University. “It’s extremely gratifying to know there’s a real desire for something excellent.”

Loreno represented Santiago Calatrava, the internationally known modern architect and designer of the $100 million Innovation, Science and Technology building, at the first general membership meeting of Florida Poly Vision on Nov. 29.

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