October through December, 2017

In mid-December, we were invited to a “topping out” ceremony for the new Computer Science building at the University of Washington, where we joined other donors to sign the last beam to be placed – considered to be the halfway point in construction. Bill and Melinda Gates were there to announce their donation of $15 million, the final amount needed to fund the construction. The completion ceremony for the building is scheduled for January, 2019.

A video of the actual beam raising can be viewed here. The signatures (about 300 of them) can be seen in several of the shots. The signal the workmen give at the end of the video is the “W” for the University of Washington.

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