FRIB continues construction and site-restoration progress

08 October 2019

FRIB continues to make progress construction and site-restoration work.

The 14,000-square-foot Cryogenic Assembly Building is now substantially complete.

Work continues on the 31,000-square-foot High Rigidity Spectrometer and Isotope Harvesting Vault. The roof is complete, and crews are installing utilities inside the building. The addition is scheduled to be completed in December 2019.

In August, crews reopened both lanes of Wilson Road on the south side of FRIB and the sidewalk between FRIB and the Wharton Center. In addition, the northeast parking lot has been restored following the removal of several construction trailers.

Also in August, artist Dee Briggs installed three large sculptures on the FRIB site, located between FRIB and the Wharton Center. Briggs was named as the 2019 Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. The MSU Board of Trustees calls for using a portion of the construction budget of new buildings on campus for art.