SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Construction crews Saturday began pouring the concrete foundation for the $104 million student-funded Aztec Student Union on the San Diego State University campus.
The 205,582-square foot replacement for the Aztec Center, whose demolition was completed in August, is expected to open in the fall of 2013, officials said.
The new student union will include Montezuma Hall, a 300-seat multi-purpose theatre, modernized study lounges and courtyards with wireless Internet access, a satellite fitness center, a bowling and games center and a Cross-Cultural Center with various dining establishments.
"As this project rises out of the ground, so does the level of excitement," said Associated Students Executive Vice President Darin Ruiz said. "This foundation milestone is symbolic of all the hard work student administrations past and present have put forth in making this building a reality."
About 60 trucks delivered a total of 600 cubic yards of concrete to the northwest section of the construction site. Sundt Construction, Inc. provided the concrete services. The entire foundation will consist of 4,600 cubic yards of concrete on pouring is completed, officials said.
The building was designed to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certified, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest rating for green buildings, and be the first LEED Platinum student union in the California State University system, officials said.
More than 15,000 tons of materials from the 43-year-old Aztec Center were recycled, including concrete that was crushed and used as structural backfill for the new building, officials said.
Beginning Thursday through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Diego as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the country. This new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
A furnace mishap at a South Bay funeral home briefly sent smoke from a crematorium into the air near the interchange of Interstate 5 and state Route 54 interchange Thursday, authorities reported.
Authorities say a couple from California and a man from southern Nevada man were among five people killed in a fiery three-vehicle crash on a remote highway northwest of Las Vegas.
A psychiatrist who operated a longtime practice out of offices in Chula Vista, El Cajon and San Diego was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual battery and having sexual relations with a patient.
Nearly 1,000 students and volunteers spent Thursday morning cleaning up Mission Beach as part of Kids' Ocean Day - a statewide effort inspiring young people to protect the environment. Students from all over San Diego picked up trash in an effort to keep local beaches clean and learn about how important it is to take care of our environment.
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the June 5 primary election is Tuesday, May 29, the San Diego County registrar reminded residents Thursday. By state law, applications must be physically received by the Registrar of Voters office, 5600 Overland Ave., by 5 p.m on Tuesday.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Councilman Chris Cate and other city officials reaffirmed their support for a local pension overhaul imitative that has been held up in court in recent years.
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