New Helios building rises rapidly in downtown Berkeley

A building emerges at Berkeley Way. Photo: artsnooze conceptualista/Berkeleyside Flickr pool..

Last summer it was a diggers’ delight of a demolition site, warranting a special outing for many young Bob The Builder fans. Today construction is well under way and the stories are rapidly going up on what will become the new Helios Energy Research Facility at 2151 Berkeley Way at Shattuck.

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