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A Peak Experience For the Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics Construction Project

September

Final beam being lifted into place

Cal Poly's Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics construction project passed a major milestone Sept. 15: the placement of the final steel beam completing the frame of the six-story structure.Gilbane Construction Company held a "Topping Out" celebration to mark the occasion.

The six-story, $119 million, 187,000-square-foot building was made possible by voter-approved state education construction bonds and $18 million in private donations to Cal Poly. It is set to open in 2013, and it will offer classrooms, lab space and offices for the university's physics, chemistry and soil science programs, as well as an open area and terraces for student study and meeting places. The top floor of the Center will house labs and offices for COSAM's Western Coatings Technologies Center and the Environmental Biotechnology Institute.

See photos from the Topping Out and read some unusual facts about the center.

Get project details & see more photos

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