SF State Science Building Plagued by Toxic Substances Could be Replaced

Monday, September 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER -- San Francisco State University students resumed classes at the school’s Science Building this semester for the first time since it was shut down days before classes were to begin in January to address lead, mercury and asbestos issues. But students may not be taking classes there for much longer. SFSU President Leslie Wong announced that he will seek funding to build a new facility to replace the 61-year-old Science Building that forced nearly 10,000 students into conference rooms, computer labs and classrooms elsewhere on campus after the toxic substances were found during routine environmental health testing. And focus is also turning to the Creative Arts Building, the only other structure built in the 1950s that’s still standing on campus. Previous renovation plans stalled during the recession.