A Work in Progress
Porter Neuroscience Center Phase II Goes Up
Since late summer 2010, when groundbreaking was set to begin on the final phase of Bldg. 35—Porter Neuroscience Research Center part 2 (a.k.a. PNRC II)—the corner of Lincoln Dr. and Convent Dr. has been transformed. Images documenting the changes since spring 2011 were captured by Dr. Daniel Edelman, facility head of the Clinical Molecular Profiling Core in NCI’s Advanced Technology Center. His office is in Gaithersburg, but half of his lab is in a building adjacent to Porter construction.
“Over the many months that Bldg. 35 has been going up, I have snapped a picture from time to time using my BlackBerry of the construction from the same window on the sixth floor of Bldg. 37,” he says.
To see more images of the building in progress, visit the NIH Record gallery online. A story on construction progress with predictions on completion and move-in dates is in the works with Frank Kutlak, a project officer with the Office of Research Services.
If you have images to share of some aspect of NIH worklife, send them to the Record. We may publish them. Digital images must be high-resolution (300 dpi or greater). Historical photos are also welcome as hi-res scans. Include date, place, photographer’s name and other relevant details.
At left, Mar. 22, 2011—Initial structural footings and basement columns are placed; right, May 16, 2011—Visible are second floor framing, first floor slab framing and ground floor concrete slab framing.
Left, June 20, 2011—Second floor slab framing; right: Aug. 4, 2011—Third floor slab framing
Above: Left, Nov. 2, 2011—Mechanical penthouse steel framing being erected; right, Jan. 9, 2012—Sheathing being applied to mechanical penthouse and south exterior walls
Below: Left, Mar. 1, 2012—Metal panel exterior being applied to mechanical penthouse; the lighter color is the vapor barrier sealer applied to the sheathing; right, June 13, 2012—Air handler louvers installed in openings of mechanical penthouse
Photos: Daniel Edelman