Today in NC State History: Textiles preps for Centennial move

May 25, 2015
By Chris Saunders

historyIconThe College of Textiles is just one piece of the ever-expanding Centennial Campus.

But 27 years ago, it was nothing more than a speck of dirt. It was on this day in 1988 that the groundbreaking for textiles’ new building was first announced in the Technician.

TextilesPoultonThe $30 million project allowed for the construction of a 300,000 square-foot facility that enabled the college’s moveĀ  from Nelson Hall, according to the Technician.

“If this $30 million investment says anything, it says the textiles industry is a number one priority at North Carolina State University,” said then-chancellor Bruce Poulton at a luncheon after the ceremony. “This building is really symbolic of our constant commitment to have the best college of textiles in the free world.”



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