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New hurricane-research complex opens in Miami

Florida International University's Stempel facility will house extreme event studies
October 14, 2014 05:15PM

FIU Stemple Complex

FIU Stempel Complex

Florida International University held a formal ribbon cutting last week for its new Stempel Complex.

The Perkins+Will-designed structure opened in time for the beginning of the school year, according to Curbed.

The building houses Miami’s latest hurricane research facility: the Extreme Events Institute.

“The institute will study and provide data to the United States government, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and other international meteorological organizations, providing unparalleled insight on the effect of extreme natural events on people, society, and the economy,” according to a press release. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron