Crews Install Skywalk at Grand View University

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Some Grand View University students were pulling an all-nighter Wednesday but not to study.

Instead, they were watching a skywalk go up on campus. About 60 people came out to watch the 156 foot skywalk be put into place over East 14th Street.

Grand view hosted a late night viewing party, and provided coffee and treats to students.

The skywalk will connect the student center to the Rasmussen Center. It is part of a $20 million project to renovate the Grand View Student Center.

Grand View says the student center is the hub of campus outside the classroom. It houses dining, the bookstore, club and student government space, the career center, lounge and much more.

Students are excited for the new additions.

"I was here freshman and sophomore year and walking outside in the winter it gets to be brutal, especially since Grand View hardly cancels, so the fact that we now get to have a skywalk, it's so exciting,” says student Mattea Detrick.

Construction on the student center should be done by the fall semester.

The skywalk will be the longest freestanding walkway in Des Moines.

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