Archive for January 2011

More Art Wall Added

Additional artwork is now on display as part of a fence that has been raised around Seattle Children’s campus expansion site. Per a neighborhood request, an additional 250-foot extension was recently added to the existing 250 feet of original wall. The artwork was designed by Amy Ruppel with nature as a central theme and stretches down Sand Point Way, along sections of 40th Ave Northeast and up Northeast 45th Street, as a way to help camouflage the construction underway.  Read full post »

Planned Site Activity on Saturday, Jan. 29

In preparation for tree moves next week, several team members will be securing and checking trees for transport on the site from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29.  The group will be finalizing steps, including tightening bolts down on the baskets and securing them for movement by crane. A vehicle or two will be posted outside Sand Point Way during that time.

Giant Maple Tree is Moving

Seattle Children’s will move a giant maple tree from the hospital construction site this week, with plans to preserve and replant it. The tree is 50 feet tall, weighs 123,000 pounds (that’s more than 61 tons), is around 60 years old and is one of the largest trees the hospital plans to conserve in this process.

This is no ordinary move. It is tricky to transfer such a large, heavy and yet delicate tree. That’s why the hospital grounds team is working with arborists and experts who have years of experience to ensure the move goes well.

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Livable Streets Initiative Final Report

Guest Blog by: Paulo Nunes-Ueno,  Transportation Director at Seattle Children’s

We are proud to share with you the Livable Streets Initiative Final Report. The report proposes projects that will accompany Seattle Children’s Major Institution Master Plan and will improve transportation in NE Seattle over the next 20 years. The report is the result of collaboration with hundreds of community residents and over a dozen community organizations and advocacy groups that have come together over the last year with the goal of making our streets more livable. Read full post »

Construction Project Timeline: Big Milestones Ahead

Seattle Children’s has big plans for 2011, especially when it comes to creating more space to serve the medical needs of children across the region.  Plans are progressing on building the infrastructure to house the hospital’s cancer and critical care units.

Here are some of the key projects for the next few months: Read full post »

90% of Laurelon Terrace Materials Recycled to Date

Guest blog from Todd Johnson, vice president Facilities at Seattle Children’s

I had a chance to visit the Laurelon Terrace site late last week and was amazed as I walked the exterior. It is exciting for me to see so much activity as we prepare the site to begin the work on what will be an amazing new building. One of the most impressive accomplishments to date has been that we have been able to recycle 90% of the materials from the Laurelon Terrace condominiums and are well on our way to achieving our goal of 95%. Read full post »

Utility Work Traffic Control Planning

Between Jan. 10 and Feb. 14, 2011, periodic utility work will occur along Sand Point Way, 40th Ave. NE and NE 45th Street.  This work is essential as we are preparing the Laurelon Terrace site for the beginning stages of construction.  Flaggers will be present to help with traffic control and all work will be performed during regular work hours.  We appreciate your patience and support! Please feel free to contact us with questions on our 24-hour message hotline, 206-987-7744. 

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