It’s a Beautiful day in the (Science) Neighborhood

page1Way over on east campus, basically on Route 1, Princeton is putting the finishing touches on The. Biggest. Campus. Building. Ever. The 265,000 square foot steel and glass giant will be the new home for the university’s chemistry department.  Last friday, Senior Project Manager James Wallace estimated that the chemistry facility is about 80 percent complete.

Slated to open next fall, the new alchemy abode is the latest addition to Princeton’s new “Natural Sciences Neighborhood.” Quiet, with an ultra-low crime rate, this new hamlet is home to the Biology, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Astrophysics departments.  These departments will soon be joined by Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Too much fun for main campus, Princeton has moved the neighborhood totally off campus and across Washington Street.  But, don’t worry! They’re going to be connected by this sick bridge.

What have London-based Hopkins Architects stuffed inside these humongous headquarters?  A description of facilities that would make Marie Curie tear up– after the jump:

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