UA shows off new ENR2 building with dedication ceremony

Published: Sep. 11, 2015 at 1:30 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:18 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The University of Arizona officially showcased the new Environment & Natural Resources Phase 2 building to the public with a dedication ceremony Thursday, Sept. 10.

The building, also known as ENR2 building, was open to visitors and students for tours led by members of the planning, design and project management teams. Visitors were able to learn about the 150,000-square-foot facility and its inhabitants, many of which said it was a sight to see.

"I thought I was walking into a Escher print," said visitor Marta Balash. "It's so beautiful, then to be able to walk all around and see all the views from the top to the bottom? It's just breathtaking."

The five-story building off Lowell and Park was designed to look like the walls of a canyon and is set to be one of the "greenest" on campus. It will house research, teaching and office space.

"To take advantage of the research that goes on here and meet the people that are here, it's amazing," said a local teacher and visitor Caryl Jones. "It's a major step forward for Tucson."

The ENR2 building is also known as the spot where a hummingbird made her nest earlier this summer.
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