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Old Posted Oct 6, 2017, 10:16 AM
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Some Michigan State University updates courtesy MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Department:

Breslin Center: Phase 1 included a 22,000 square foot addition, expanded concourse andrenovated restrooms and concessions, increased external security features, as well as hooking it up to city water. Phase 2 includes a 30,000 square foot addition and a basketball hall of history.

Solar Carport Initiatives: this project covers five large surface lots (Lots 83, 89, 91, 92, and 100) with solar cells to produce 5% of the electricity the universities uses in a given year. This is part of the universities energy transition plan, which started out by phasing out coal in 2016.

1855 Place across the street from Breslin is complete.

Spartan Stadium: the south end zone project, following on the heels of the north end zone renovation, is mostly completed. It included the construction of 20,000 square feet for bathrooms and concessions, ticketing, and the reconfiguring of Lot 79.

(old pic from July)

The north end zone project was completed in 2014:

Barton Malow

Eli Broad College of Business Addition #2: This project began in June and will be completed in the summer of 2019. It includes the construction of a 100,000 square foot, 3-story addition to the business college.

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building: This 6-story, 170,000 square foot facility began construction this summer with a soft opening in August of 2019 and a full opening a year after that. As the name implies, it's a kind of catch-all facility which will included wet labs, research space, and office space to support the growth of STEM-related fields.

Clark Construction


In that same project, which includes MSU Medical School's Clinical Center, the 4-story, 130,000 square foot Bio Engineering Facility was opened last year in October. The facility is shared by the College of Engineering, the College of Human Medicine, and the College of Natural Sciences.

MSU Today


Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB): The most important project of all in the region, this began in 2014 and won't be ready until 2022. This U.S. Department of Energy project includes the expansion of Michigan State University’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (SCL) to study rare istopes. It includes the construction of one of the world's most powerful particle accelators for the discovery of rare isotopes. Most of the facility is being built underground, but includes a lot of new office space above ground.

Photo from February:

FRIB facebook
Where the trees are the right height

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