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Building Cure Construction Is Looking Up

Building Cure reached a significant milestone the week of Jan. 8. Construction crews placed the final zone of the Level 1 slab, completing the below-grade, or below street-level, structure. Since shoring work began in March 2017, crews have placed more than 13,000 cubic yards of concrete and worked over 75,000 hours — all with no recordable safety incidents. The project is tracking on schedule, which is notable given the complexity of the below-grade work.

Construction crews now move to above-grade work, and Building Cure will slowly begin to rise in the Seattle skyline. Sidewalk and street closures are planned to accommodate new construction activities. Pedestrian protection will be installed on the sidewalks along Terry Avenue and Virginia Street throughout January. Terry Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic the weekend of Jan. 20 and 21 for Seattle Public Utilities to make connections to utilities in the street and place vaults in the future sidewalk.

Beginning the week of Jan. 22, contractors will work on Terry Avenue to install the utility connections to the building. Drivers and pedestrians can expect intermittent closures and delays to traffic on Terry Avenue as this work is completed. Please be alert and abide by all street and sidewalk closures for your safety until the areas are complete.

External Drilling in Seattle Children’s River Parking Lot, Dec. 12 and 13

On Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13, a private geotechnical company will drill some large holes at different locations in the River parking lot on the Seattle Children’s campus to take soil samples. Each drilling will take about a day to complete, and work will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. They will bring in a large drill rig to complete the work, and there will be some noise and possible vibration during morning hours only. They will return on Dec. 18 and 19 to do some testing. If you have questions or concerns, please email

Announcing a Name for the Forest B Expansion on the Hospital Campus

The upcoming Forest B expansion has a name: Building Care. You may recall that Forest A was named “Building Hope,” and our newest research building downtown is “Building Cure.” Groundbreaking for Building Care is scheduled for fall 2018, with anticipated completion in 2021. As the demand for Seattle Children’s services continues to grow, we need additional space to adequately care for our patients and families. Building Care will help us meet many of those needs. Stay up-to-date on Building Care progress by subscribing to this blog. For questions or concerns, call the construction pager at 206-469-5860.

Weekend Construction Work at Seattle Children’s, Saturday, Nov. 18

On Saturday, Nov. 18, a large crane will be delivered at 8 a.m. to support ongoing construction work on the hospital campus. Large vehicles will enter and exit along Sand Point Way; we do not anticipate impacts to traffic. Work will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the middle of campus; normal construction noise levels are expected. For questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860.

Weekend Construction Work at Seattle Children’s Hospital on Nov. 4

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Seattle City Light will be onsite to replace electrical feeds at Seattle Children’s Hospital campus. Large vehicles will enter and exit the hospital campus along Sand Point Way; we do not anticipate impacts to traffic. This work is taking place in the middle of campus and normal construction noise levels are expected. Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.

Work Taking Place Along West Side of Seattle Children’s Starting Oct. 16; Significant Noise Expected

Starting Monday, Oct. 16, work will take place along the west side of the River zone at Seattle Children’s hospital campus. This is part of the prep work needed for upcoming construction of Building Care (the Forest B zone) which is scheduled to begin fall 2018.

Work will take place on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is expected to last for 10 to 15 business days. It involves saw-cutting the walkway slab and using a vacuum truck to remove dirt and debris; both activities will result in significant noise. Everything will be done to complete work as quickly and with as little disruption to patients, their families and neighbors as possible. For questions or concerns please email We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Temporary Change in Hours for Work on the Ocean 8 Parking Lot

To keep the project timeline on track, weekday work hours for the Ocean 8 parking lot will be extended to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. On Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24, hours are extended to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For questions or concerns, email

Dr. Jeff Sperring Climbs Building Cure Tower Crane

Dr. Jeff Sperring, Seattle Children’s chief executive officer, climbed to the top of the Building Cure tower crane on Aug. 23, 2017, to survey construction progress. Located in downtown Seattle at the corner of Stewart Street and Terry Avenue, Building Cure will expand the Seattle Children’s Research Institute campus to help us accomplish more life-changing research that transforms the lives of children and their families.

Work on the Ocean 8 Parking Lot to Begin Sept. 5

Starting Sept. 5, resurfacing work will begin on the Ocean 8 parking lot at Seattle Children’s hospital campus. Work is expected to take about eight weeks, weather permitting, and will occur seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There will be intermittent noise from compressors, and from equipment used to remove metal structures and the existing top coating of the surface lot; there may be some odor during application of the new top coating and parking lot striping as well. Contractors will do everything possible to mitigate odors or noise. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this project as quickly as possible. For questions or concerns, email

Building Cure Early Morning Site Activities on Monday, July 17

Large concrete pump trucks will be staged at the Building Cure job site in downtown Seattle to prepare for the second large mat foundation placement on July 17. Concrete trucks are expected between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., allowing approximately 1,000 cubic yards of concrete to be placed into the foundation before rush hour. Trucks will enter the site from Stewart Street and exit on Virginia Street. Please pay close attention to the flagger’s directions and signage during these activities. Read full post »