View to the west

The view west from the 12th floor of the new Adult Tower. Still four floors to be added to the structure.

Workers have completed the steel work for 12 stories of the new Loma Linda University Health Adult Hospital tower. Four more stories remain to be added to the frame. When complete, the new Adult Tower will be 16 stories, and be the tallest building In San Bernardino County.  As always, you can follow the rise of the towers on a daily basis by checking the construction web cams.

The ongoing construction, which began approximately two years ago, is a part of Loma Linda University Health’s Vision 2020 – The Campaign for a Whole Tomorrow. New buildings for both hospitals will meet and exceed California’s upcoming seismic requirements for hospitals. 

While the steel frame continues to push upward, workers at ground level began instillation of sections of the exterior curtain wall that will cover the outside of the building’s podium section. These prefabricated sections weigh more than 6,000 pounds each, and is two stories tall. 

The photo album below shares some views of the surrounding Inland Empire region from the 12th floor, as well as photos of the initial exterior wall sections being put into place on the podium.

We're sharing photographic updates of the hospital construction work on a periodic basis. Watch for special emphasis on some of the behind-the-scenes-views and untold stories at the Vision 2020 website.

This vignette is adapted from a blog by Dennis E. Park,which appears on the website www.docuvision2020.com.