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Officials unveil design for ASU's new law center

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The design for Arizona State University's planned Arizona Center for Law and Society was unveiled Wednesday.

The $129 million center is still awaiting final approval from the Arizona Board of Regents, but officials say construction could begin as early as summer 2014.

The center would serve as the new home for the university's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and would house a public law library and civic outreach center.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and ASU President Michael Crow unveiled the design Wednesday.

It boasts six stories and 260,000 square feet of space. It would occupy most of the city-controlled block between Taylor, Polk, First and Second streets in downtown Phoenix.

It will include two levels of underground parking and direct ground level access to public sidewalks and plazas.

Officials said with the center's location and architecture, it would serve as a community centerpiece.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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