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.