Patients, families, and staff can enjoy a rooftop terrace on the new building. This outdoor space will have a back porch feel and can be used in the spring, summer, and fall. The rooftop terrace will be used for events, and therapists can use this area for non-traditional therapy.
This week Mary Free Bed employees and patients were invited to sign the final steel beam to be placed atop our new building. The Crowning Ceremony will be taking place on Thursday, December 19.
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Precast panels on Mary Free Bed’s new building are going up! View recent images.
The precast for the new Mary Free Bed building is set to arrive tomorrow. Since the hospital is located in a city environment, there’s no extra room to store the panels on our site until the construction workers are ready to hang them on the building.
Kerkstra Precast, located in Grandville, Mich, is producing our concrete precast panels that will transform our new building from a steel structure into an enclosed building.
Concrete precast fun facts:
Some of the panels are up to 40 feet long
The approximate panel count is 515 panels, which amounts to 74,778 square feet/1,606.41 cubic yards
The heaviest piece is around 46,100 lbs.