Monday, November 18, 2019

Children's Hospital Construction Activity This Week And NE 45th Street Bus Shelter Removal

Building Care, Forest B, of Phase 2 of Children's Hospital expansion,Children's Hospital is underway, which is planned to open in Spring of 2022. 

The 310,000 square-foot addition will add an eight-story building and will includes diagnostic and treatment facilities, primarily out-patient cancer and others) labs, new state-of-the-art operating rooms, 20 inpatient beds, and a lobby. There will be two floors of underground parking and sterile processing. This will bring SCH bed total to 409, up from 200 before its expansion 2012 plan. 

The helicopter landing pad moved temporarily to the roof of Forest A (176’), now known as Friends of Costco Building, Phase 1 of the expansion. The landing pad will be active until Building Care is completed. Noise is expected to be louder than the former ground-based helipad. When Forest B is complete, the helistop will moves to its permanent location on top of the Friends of Costco Building (same height). 

Lights were added, recently, to the horizontal swing arm (boom) portion of the tower crane to increase safety for helicopter landings. These are in addition to the lights at the end of the boom and on the crane operator’s cab. The additional lights will help the helicopter pilots in identifying the location of the boom when landing or departing the helipad in the dark. While the lights are visible from the ground, they are not bright enough to interfere with any neighboring properties. As a reminder, the tower crane is scheduled to remain onsite through August 2020.

The Hospital posted this information on their Construction Blog about specific construction activity this week: 

  On December 9, work will begin to demolish the westbound bus shelter; the Metro bus stop will remain. The shelter, owned by the Hospital, is located on NE 45th St near 42nd Avenue NE. Demolition of the concrete pad the shelter sits on will be noisy at times. Once the shelter is removed, the area will be replanted and blended with the surrounding landscaping. Metro Route 78 riders should use the existing westbound bus stop further east on NE 45th St during the work. 
  Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, slabs, and curbs
• Strip concrete
• Install waterproofing for walls
• Prep work on electricity transformer vault
• Install mechanical, electrical and plumbing
• Excavation
• Backfill excavated areas
• Internal activities: install new pipe, wiring and pneumatic tube system pathways on Forest A, level 1

Call 206-987-8000 or email with questions.

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