Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Excavation for the installation of chilled water lines will begin later this month. Signs will be installed to direct pedestrians from the east parking areas. The pedestrian path that leads from the underpass at Compton Laboratories (Building 26) and heads east around the Stata trailer is now closed to allow for crane access to the area.
Installation of life safety equipment, including fire detection systems, is under way. Installation of windows continues.
Installation of the limestone/granite cladding on the first floor is nearly complete. Construction of the squash courts is 75 percent complete. Ceramic tile work continues at the swimming pools.
VASSAR STREET UTILITIES
Sewer replacement work continues on Vassar Street heading west from Building 42. Traffic flow and parking will be affected near the work zone. The parking lot between Buildings 45 and 48 is closed to allow for utility construction for the Stata Center. This phase of construction will extend into June. Parking spaces will be available in the CRA lot on the corner of Main and Ames streets.
Installation of mechanical, electrical and piping systems continues on all floors. Faculty continue to move into new lab spaces.
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Interior drywalling, painting, floor tiling and installation of bathroom finishes continue.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 15, 2002.