If you’ve been watching the progress of our new building on our Webcam, you may have noticed two very large additions to the construction site – a 210-foot and a 230-foot white, tower crane. The smaller one is about as tall as 300 Tonka toy cranes stacked on top of each other!
With a little more than a month for planning and construction, a team of 30 volunteers set out to achieve the unthinkable – construction of the new critical care tower at the Akron campus.Did we mention they built the critical care tower using LEGO®?
Wondering what our new critical care tower will look like? We’ve got a big dirt mound here now, but surrounding the construction site is a fence wrapped with pictures of the building. Check out our 1,200-foot, eye-catching fence that wraps around two sides of the construction site.
When Welty-Boldt Production Engineer Graham Ryan tells a trade partner that he’s getting on the train, the partner isn’t going to be watching the bucolic views unfold along the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The train Ryan is talking about is an outgrowth of Takt Planning, part of the lean process being used to construct Akron Children’s new medical tower, slated to open in spring 2015. - See more at: http://building.akronchildrens.org/news-events/#sthash.mjNEWP3f.dpuf
Great coaches like Woody Hayes know that a little extra motivation can go a long way when a big game is on the line. That’s why, according to Ohio State football lore, he started giving buckeye leaf stickers to players 45 years ago. Taking a page from the legendary coach’s playbook, the construction crew has started a helmet sticker recognition program of its own. - See more at: http://building.akronchildrens.org/2013/09/construction-crews-take-page-buckeyes-playbook/#sthash.agnWjnCF.dpuf
Have you ever wondered how many basketball courts could fit in Akron Children’s new Kay Jewelers Pavilion? Or how tall the building is in giraffes? Your curious questions about our new medical building are answered in this infographic.
Built in 1914, the Hallinan Building was demolished on March 2, 2013, to make way for the new critical care tower at the downtown campus of Akron Children's Hospital. It is the first of several buildings that will be razed in the next two months. Watch the video of the demolition.