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Finishing touches still ongoing on new downtown medical school

The University at Buffalo's new downtown medical school officially opened this week, but exterior finishing work on the building's Main Street canopy and other end-of-project touches won't completely wrap up until early next year.

The canopy extending along Main Street will likely be done by late January, said UB spokeswoman Ellen Goldbaum.

A day after Tuesday's grand opening ceremony for the $375 million Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at 955 Main St., workers were back up in the air finishing metal work on the canopy on the Main Street side of the complex.

Canopies at the Washington and High street entrances already are done.

Meanwhile, some lingering final terra cotta panel installation on the Washington Street side of the building is expected to wrap up in the spring, Goldbaum said.

In all, the outside of the building will sport nearly 28,000 locally made terra cotta panels.

The Allen Street passageway, which resembles a tunnel beneath the medical school, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

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