Construction continues apace with expected completion of the new nine-story hospital tower at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson set for mid-2019 and the Banner – UMC North Campus outpatient care center before year-end.
Plans already are well under way for moving a number of UA Department of Medicine adult care clinics from Banner – UMC Tucson to North campus with additional movement of other administrative offices, dislocated by the loss of modular and other older buildings along Ring Road and Elm Street that will be demolished for parking, to space the clinics will vacate.
On Sept. 25, UA Health Sciences senior communicators got a tour of the inside of the new Banner – UMC tower along with an Arizona Daily Star reporter and photographer. Look for the progress report article soon in the morning newspaper.
Click here [PDF] or on the image at left for a full photo gallery from that tour.
Combining all construction projects, there are currently nearly $1 billion in capital improvements in Tucson between Banner’s new hospital tower, Banner – UMC North (adjacent to the UA Cancer Center Peter and Paula Fasseas clinic, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.), and the UA Health Sciences’ new BioSciences Research Laboratory and Health Sciences Innovation Building.
You can get updates, webcam views and traffic alerts for all construction projects across the UA Health Sciences campus—including UA and Banner efforts—at this link: http://campus-construction.uahs.arizona.edu
For the latest activity on the North campus project (pictured right as of Sept. 26), that webcam link is here: http://www.workzonecam.com/projects/bannerhealth/northcampus/workzonecam
Below are photos from a quick run around the UAHS campus on Sept. 19, starting with the view northwest of the HSIB structure to the BSRL building and finishing with exterior shots of the Banner - UMC Tucson new hospital tower:
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