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Work in progress for new science center at Cal Poly

jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the beams were lowered into place Tuesday. It actually happened last week.

Steel beams are lowered into place last week as construction on Cal Poly’s new Center for Science continues.

Cal Poly’s chemistry and physics departments will use the center, which cost about $130 million, for teaching and studying.

The 200,000-square-foot structure will contain offices, labs, classes and research space. It will be the second-largest academic building on campus, after the Robert F. Kennedy Library.

The building will also contain two privately funded research spaces: the Western Coatings Technology Center and the Environmental Biotechnology Institute.

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