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Vol. LXIII, No. 7
April 1, 2011
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Porter II Construction Well Under Way

In the foreground at the corner of Lincoln Dr. and Convent Dr., huge cranes mark the early stages of construction on the second phase of the Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Bldg. 35, or PNRC II). Behind it on the same block are (from l) Porter I, which will connect with it eventually and form a unified PNRC, Bldg. 37 and the Vaccine Research Center (Bldg. 40). At right, across Convent Dr., stands the Conte Bldg. (Bldg. 49). NINDS, NICHD, NEI, NIDCR, NIBIB, NIDCD and NIMH are slated to share the 5-story Porter II facility, which will contain more than 306,000 gross square feet of space.

 

A close-up shot shows the early foundation columns taking shape like spring garden shoots.

 

In a panorama view, multi-level parking lot 6 (l) and FDA’s Bldg. 29A flank the site.

Photos: Ernie Branson


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