The framing for the main office building that is the centerpiece of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new Next NGA West campus in north St. Louis has been completed. The topping out earlier this month marked an important milestone for the project, which broke ground in November 2019.

The 700,000-square-foot building is now 40% complete. The next phase of construction will focus on the enclosure of the main operations building. Construction is expected to be complete in 2024 and the campus will be operational in 2025.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for managing the design, construction and delivery of the new facility, which is being built by the McCarthy HITT joint venture with oversight by the NGA and U.S. Air Force.

The new $1.7 billion campus, being built on a 97-acre site in the St. Louis Place neighborhood at Jefferson and Cass avenues, will replace the current NGA facility located south of downtown in a two-century-old building. In addition to the main operations building, the new campus includes two parking garages, a visitor control center, remote inspection facility and a central utility plant.

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