Construction progresses on neuroscience research building

The neuroscience research building’s basement lies in a hole 25 feet deep and 400 feet long, dug at the southeast corner of Duncan and Newstead avenues. More than 106 drilled concrete piers have been poured, and the interior columns and floor in the western half of the basement have been completed. (Photo: Matt Miller/School of Medicine)
Construction continues on the foundation for the Neuroscience Research Building along Duncan Avenue on October 1, 2020. MATT MILLER/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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Washington University School of Medicine’s eastern border began noticeably changing in April and will look strikingly different in 2023, when the neuroscience research building — 11 stories tall and 609,000 square feet — is complete. The building project, the largest in the medical school’s history, will span almost a block in the 200-acre Cortex Innovation Community, one of the fastest-growing business, innovation and technology hubs in the United States.