Vagelos Labs Topping Off
A special topping off ceremony of the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology (VLEST) was held on a cold day in January 2023. Members of the Penn community gathered to sign the final steel beam before it was hoisted on top of the building in a long-standing builders' tradition.
The $173M facility, located at 32nd and Walnut streets, will house the next generation of energy research programs that integrate expertise from the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Science. VLEST will incude a flexible wet chemistry and optics lab, collaborative spaces, and offices, with a landscaped courtyard linking Walnut Street and Shoemaker Green.
Read more about the topping off ceremony, and about the impact VLEST will have on the University, at Penn Today.
Vagelos building steel structure
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2023