It was easy to observe progress on our Building Hope expansion during the first year of construction because the work was highly visible. That changed after we completed the exterior of the structure. Now, most of the work is occurring inside the stone, glass and metal walls of the building.
Although much of our progress is hidden from view, work continues at a steady pace as we count down to our spring 2013 opening. Here is the first in a series of glimpses of what’s going on inside the walls – and around the site – of Building Hope.
We’re preparing to occupy four of the building’s eight levels when it opens. Our new Emergency Department will move to Level 1. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit will occupy Level 6.
Levels 7-8 will become the home of our Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Unit.
We’re putting up and painting wallboard on the upper levels of the building as well as installing cabinets, countertops and lighting. Coming soon: ceiling tiles and floor finishes.
Levels two through five of the building will remain unfinished shell space that will likely house inpatient beds as demand grows. The basement will eventually house a kitchen.
Next: Skybridge connects old and new
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