Completion of the new Research Building of the Ames Laboratory, operated by Iowa State College through its Institute for Atomic Research, was announced in September by the Atomic Energy Commission. A general research laboratory located on the Iowa State campus on land leased by the government, the building has been under construction for more than three years and has cost approximately two million dollars. The building is a reinforced concrete frame structure with a floor area of 100,000 square feet and has been designed, according to F. H. Spedding, director of the Ames Laboratory, in accordance with the latest approved practices in the construction of research and development laboratories.

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