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NCAR to Break Ground on State-of-the-Art Chemistry Facility

October 6, 2004

BOULDER—The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is expanding its Foothills campus in northeast Boulder with the construction of a new building that will house state-of-the-art chemistry labs. NCAR’s parent organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), is holding a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at 8:00 a.m. at the Foothills campus. Members of UCAR’s Board of Trustees, representatives from the National Science Foundation, academic affiliates, and invited staff will attend.

UCAR has selected Denver-based contractor Gerald H. Phipps, Inc. to construct the $13 million, 82,000-square-foot building on the northwest corner of the property. A completion date is set for December 2005.

Note to Editors:

Reporters may attend the dedication ceremony, held outside the west entrance of NCAR’s Foothills Lab 2. Head north on 28th Street in Boulder past Pearl Street to Valmont Road. Turn right (east) on Valmont Road and continue through the intersection with Foothills Parkway. Take the next left (north) onto 47th Street. Go about half a mile to Mitchell Lane and turn right. Mitchell Lane will curve to the northeast and end in a parking lot in front of three connected buildings. Foothills Lab 2 is the middle building.

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