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Acheson Commons: Large change for downtown

View of the proposed Acheson Commons looking NW, including, in foreground, a proposed new 10-story UC Berkeley office building. Rendering: courtesy Equity Residential/Kirk E. Peterson Architects One of the first projects to be built under Berkeley’s recently adopted Downtown Area Plan will be Acheson Commons which will transform the entire city block bordered by University Avenue, Shattuck […]

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Berkeley’s Helios building: One year from breaking ground

The Helios building on July 17. Photo: Jef Poskanzer This time last year it was a demolition site. Today, the new five-story Helios building in downtown Berkeley stands tall — and vibrant — at 2151 Berkeley Way at Shattuck, not yet complete, but well on the way. The Helios Energy Research Facility, a UC Berkeley-Berkeley Lab initiative […]

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New Helios building rises rapidly in downtown Berkeley

A building emerges at Berkeley Way. Photo: artsnooze conceptualista/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.. Last summer it was a diggers’ delight of a demolition site, warranting a special outing for many young Bob The Builder fans. Today construction is well under way and the stories are rapidly going up on what will become the new Helios Energy Research Facility […]

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UC building moves forward

Graphic: UC will choose a contractor this week to build the $133 million Helios Energy Research Center, a five-story, 112,800-square-foot building adjacent to the central campus in downtown, according to the CoStar group newsletter. The Helios Energy center will house the Energy Biosciences Institute and the UC Berkeley Bioengineering Program, both of which are conducting […]