Building 51 and Bevatron Demolition

Project Description

Building 51, which housed the Bevatron, was an approximately 125,000 gross-square-foot, steel-frame structure built in the early 1950s. The building was located in the west-central part of Berkeley Lab and occupied approximately 2.25 acres. During its operation from 1954 until 1993, the Bevatron was among the world’s leading particle accelerators, and during the 1950s and 1960s, four Nobel Prizes were awarded for work conducted in whole or in part there.

The objective of the project was to remove a substandard building and its contents. Neither the Bevatron nor Building 51 are needed by the Lab. Building 51 was seismically inadequate, old, and deteriorating (credit price) . Demolition freed up the site for future development.

Additional Information
Environmental Documents

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory issued environmental documents for proposed activities. These are listed below in reverse chronological order, with the most recently issued documents listed at the top.

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Date Issued Document Title Comment Period (if applicable)
  Note:
In order to ease download times, the Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron has been broken up into separate files.
 

Date Issued

Title
of
Document

Comment Period
(if applicable)

3-21-06

COVER, PREFACE,
TOC, CHAPTERS 1, 2
: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron

3-21-06
to
5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTER 3: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
to
5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTER 4: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTER 4 FIGURES 7, 8: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTERS 5, 6, 7: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 ACRONYMS & APPENDICES: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06