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Vol. LVII, No. 21
October 21, 2005

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Pike-Side Projects Alter NIH's Public Face

Major construction projects along Rockville Pike have altered the formerly sylvan face NIH had turned to the public. The Commercial Vehicle Inspection facility (top) occupies most of the ground between Cedar Ln. and Wilson Dr. The new Gateway Center and its associated underground visitor parking garage have scooped out a significant chunk of space (below) between the Medical Center Metro station south toward the Natcher Bldg. Eighty-four mature trees were lost to site preparation. Both projects are associated with security enhancements in the post-9/11 world.