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Take an Exclusive Tour of the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

On Thursday, April 13, members of the local media got a sneak peek at the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, Moravian College's newest building. The 55,000 square-foot, $23 million structure is set to open in July. See the exclusive tour through our and the media's eyes:

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BY SARA K. SATULLO  | ssatullo@lehighvalleylive.com

The design of the front of Moravian College's new health sciences building is a nod to its 275-year history while the rear looks to the school's future.

For months, the 55,000-square-feet Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences has been rising on Main Street as a new gateway to the east campus.

On Thursday, college officials offered a sneak peak of the $23 million building slated to open in July.

The exterior of the building is clad in a mix of modern glass, red brick and stonework that mimics Comenius Hall. On both sides, the design is anchored by a Dutch gambrel roof -- a feature popular in Moravian structures, college President Bryon Grigsby said.

Soon Moravian will hang a 500-pound, 8-feet-tall, glass Moravian star in a glass tower atop the third floor that will be visible from Main and Broad streets.

"We assume the star will be a beacon, a lantern for the area," Grigsby said.

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