Archive for August 2012

Construction Fence Coming Down

We’re beginning to remove Building Hope’s plywood construction fence and replace it with chain link fencing. The new fencing will sit closer to the sidewalk so grading and landscaping can begin. We’re storing the panels from the old fence for future projects. With the plywood panels gone, the construction site is more visible – and more of a distraction. Please be careful when walking and driving around the site.

 

 

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316

Color Us Grateful

Sellen Construction and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF) are more than designers and contractors. Throughout their involvement in planning and constructing Building Hope, they’ve gone above and beyond to support Seattle Children’s mission. They recently created a fanciful Building Hope coloring sheet that we’re giving to our patients. We’re also making the coloring sheet available for children to download at home. Three cheers for Sellen and ZGF and their ongoing kindness to kids.

Building Hope Coloring Sheet

 

Hartmann Makeover Makes Progress

Extreme Makeover: Hartmann Building Frontage Edition is rolling. The hardscape portion of the project – a new sidewalk, curbs, gutters, drive aprons and rock wall – should be complete by the second week of September.

Look for landscaping work to start the first week of September. This includes prepping the soil, installing sprinklers and planting – or in many cases replanting –  trees, shrubs and other vegetation.  Some of the plants were salvaged from the Hartmann frontage before the makeover began. Others were salvaged from the Laurelon Terrace site or propagated elsewhere on our campus.  Read full post »

Waldo Goes Inside the Walls

Greetings, Waldo fans! If you’re like me, you hate to go inside when it’s sunny outside, but my friend Todd Johnson made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Todd is one of the people helping Children’s construct the new building that will open next year – Building Hope. Todd leads tours of the building and he asked me if I’d like to go on one. Of course I said yes!
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Building Hope Includes Taming Traffic

Our Inside the Walls of Building Hope series wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our Livable Streets initiative. Besides improving traffic flow around the hospital, the initiative will make the neighborhood more walkable and bikeable, providing healthy alternatives to driving that will help people stay active and reduce pollution. Read full post »

Inside the Walls Goes Outside

Our Inside the Walls series continues with a look outside the walls of Building Hope, where we’re working to make it as convenient as possible for families, visitors and others to come and go – starting with adding a new elevator. The elevator will carry people one level from the building’s new inpatient parking area to the existing Giraffe entrance – which serves as the front door to the entire hospital. After Building Hope opens, we will remove the temporary vestibule and make some needed improvements to flow at that entrance. Read full post »

Gas Work at Main Campus Entrance

On Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 crews from Puget Sound Energy will continue installing a new gas line along Sand Point Way. Part of this work involves a new line up Penny Drive to serve Children’s. This week, they will bring the gas line farther up Penny Drive. Traffic will not be blocked, but drivers should be very careful on this busy driveway.

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey Project Superintendent

206.971.3316

Waldo Meets the Mayor

I meet a lot of interesting people as I walk around Seattle Children’s every day. Not long ago, I met the mayor of Seattle, Michael McGinn. The mayor came here to tour the Building Hope expansion and learn how the new building will help the hospital give more kids the care they need to get better. Read full post »

Street Improvement Work

Sellen crews have relocated the site fencing at the corner of 40th Ave. NE and 45th St. to begin work on the southwest entrance to the Building Hope loading dock.  This work will progress up 40th Ave. NE to Sand Point Way NE and will involve heavy equipment to remove sections of sidewalk and concrete trucks to place the new driveway concrete.

Following the work along 40th Ave. NE the same type of work will move across Sand Point Way NE to the Hartmann frontage, and then eventually back to the hospital side of Sand Point Way NE along that street from 40th Ave. NE to Penny Drive.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316

Sky Bridge Work Forces Temporary Closures

In this installment of Inside the Walls, we’d like to share some important details about the sky bridges that will connect five levels of Building Hope to the Train zone of the existing hospital. During sky bridge construction – beginning this October – parts of levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Train zone will close as the bridges are punched through. Read full post »