Light & Verity

Goodbye to Gibbs

A science lab is slated for demolition.

Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

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The end is near for a long-serving but little-loved Yale building: this fall, the 61-year-old Josiah Willard Gibbs Laboratories (in foreground) on Science Hill will be demolished, pending city approval of a university parking plan. In its place, the university will build a 280,000-square-foot, six-story interdisciplinary science building. Pelli Clarke Pelli of New Haven is the architectural firm for the project, which will cost more than $200 million.*

* This article has been corrected. In our print edition, and in the original version of this online article, we reported that the project would cost $70 million.

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