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UM to open new marine science complex

Construction of $47M facility on Virginia Key almost finished

February 06, 2014 11:15AM

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Rendering of new Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science complex

Rendering of new Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science complex

The University of Miami’s $47 million marine science facility is set to open within the next two months.

Completion of the new Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science complex on Virginia Key was delayed by about six months, Miami Today reported. Construction of the 86,000-square-foot facility began in June 2012. A Rosenstiel professor cited the complexity of the project as the primary reason for falling behind schedule.

Features include sea water intakes, holding tanks, salt water pumping and filtration systems and a 40,000-gallon wave tank. The new complex allows the school to consolidate offices and labs that were spread out in three buildings. [Miami Today]Eric Kalis

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