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Georgia Regents University cancer-research building gets boost

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 6:11 PM
Last updated Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 1:05 AM
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ATLANTA — Construction of a cancer-research building at Georgia Regents University got two boosts Wednesday from the state Board of Regents.

The board included $5 million in its request for funding next year from the governor to provide equipment for the building. The regents also approved a construction-management firm to oversee the project with funding already in hand.

The board selected Gilbane Building Co. of Atlanta as the most qualified of the 18 firms seeking the contract for the 115,000-square-foot building. It will include research laboratories and a vivarium, which is like an aquarium for growing land-based plants and animals.

Bonds sold by the state will supply $50 million of the construction costs, with an additional $12.5 million coming from private donors.

The $5 million now being requested for equipment will come from a new bond sale if the governor and Legislature approve.

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tckr1983
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tckr1983 09/11/13 - 07:52 pm
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Ummm...

If this is the new cancer center that was essentially the ''buy off'' to appease those that were upset with the name change and the way it was handled... Everything I read said it was supposed to be 400,000 sq feet and be constructed on the old thunderbird inn property on 15th street. Did we get bent iver again and lose around 285,000 sq feet domewhere along the way?

tckr1983
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tckr1983 09/11/13 - 09:30 pm
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If its not what was promised,

If its not what was promised, this should be front page stuff... Weird that it's kinda on the afterburner on the Chronicle website, you gotta search for it through the tabs. I guess carp in Thurmond Lake, Selective Service percentages, Bojangles opening in Grovetown, etc. are bigger local stories? I dont think so!

tckr1983
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tckr1983 09/11/13 - 10:19 pm
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Thanks for shuffling articles

Thanks for shuffling articles around and putting this on the main page... If this is true, i'm not shocked considering who is involved!

WalterBradfordCannon
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WalterBradfordCannon 09/12/13 - 04:44 am
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There is only one reason why

There is only one reason why the Board of Regents would specify the contractor in making the award.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/12/13 - 07:34 am
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We could ask Countyman what

We could ask Countyman what happened.

tckr1983
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tckr1983 09/12/13 - 11:10 am
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If the article is accurate,

If the article is accurate, then some clarification is needed and feet need to be held to the fire. This is the point when whoever wrote this story or Morris News Service starts asking questions as to what happened to the shrinking cancer center. Seeing as how the relationship between Billy Morris and Ricardo Azziz is about as cordial as Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin... following up shouldn't be a issue here.

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David Parker 09/12/13 - 01:21 pm
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I thought it was a 100

I thought it was a 100 millions dollar proposal? What about the other half?

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