ULI to host tour of $56M research building at Cherokee Farm

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If you’ve driven south from downtown Knoxville on Alcoa Highway, you’ve seen the University of Tennessee’s Cherokee Farm campus taking shape.

This week, the Urban Land Institute will host a tour of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, a $56 million, 140,000-square foot research facility on the campus.

The event will take place on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and participants can register here. The event is free for ULI members and $20 for non-members.

Earlier this year, the News Sentinel highlighted the building in a Sunday story which said it will include a 10-foot tall microscope with a magnification powerful enough that a user could read the mint date on a nickel that’s sitting on the moon’s surface.

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