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For release: 06/09/03
Release #: 03-092

Marshall Center breaks ground June 10 on new building complex

Photo description: The Engineering Directorate's new office building, the first of several new buildings being constructed to replace the Center's older current facilities, is scheduled for completion in September 2004.

The Marshall Center has broken ground for a new office facility for the Engineering Directorate, which provides development and research engineering services at Marshall. It is the first of several new buildings to be constructed as replacements for older Center facilities.

Photo: The Engineering Directorate's new office building, the first of several new buildings being constructed to replace the Center's older current facilities, is scheduled for completion in September 2004. (NASA/LRC)


What: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will break ground Tuesday, June 10, on a new office facility for the Engineering Directorate, which provides development and research engineering services for the Marshall Center. The five-story, 139,000-square-foot building will house approximately 500 current Marshall employees. It is the first of several new buildings to be constructed as replacements for older Center facilities.

GSC Construction of Waynesboro, Ga., has been selected as the contractor for the facility, which is scheduled for a September 2004 completion.

Who: Marshall Center Director Art Stephenson and local elected officials will participate in the event.

When: Tuesday, June 10, 10:15 a.m. CDT

Where: Building construction site, southwest of the intersection of Martin Road and Rideout Road on Redstone Arsenal.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 in advance. Media access will be through Gate 1, Martin Road exit at South Memorial Parkway. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.

For supporting materials for this news release — such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more — please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at

http://www.msfc.nasa.gov/news

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