After a break in high-activity crane operation to allow for a scheduled welding phase, large steel beams resumed soaring across Loma Linda University Health’s construction site last week. With the primary steel work completed on the new health care facility’s podium section, the renewed crane operations signal the beginning of the rise of the Adult Hospital tower.
The first primary columns were set into place early the morning of July 16, on the west end of the site. From some viewing angles, these new columns raise the height of the new structure to above the height of the historic Medical Center cloverleaf towers. The photo album below shares several different perspectives.
Work on the steel framing work will continue through the rest of 2018, with no major interruptions anticipated. Full framing for both towers is set to be completed by the end of the year. The long-promised new Loma Linda skyline is nearing reality.
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. The new hospital is a key part of Vision 2020 – The Campaign for a Whole Tomorrow.
Dennis Park has photographed and chronicled the tremendous changes that have occurred on campus over the past five decades, and he is continuing to document this important part of the campus renewal effort. You can also follow his work at his construction blog, www.docuvision2020.com.