On August 21, 2014, Dayton Children’s celebrated a great milestone. We broke ground on our new eight-story, 260,000-square-foot patient tower, which will allow us to reach new heights in pediatric health care.
This is one significant step on our path to a vibrant, world-class pediatric care facility that will help us achieve our goals of improving the health of all children and remaining an independent children’s hospital well into the future.
What will go into this incredible structure?
- There will be 145 auger cast piles going 60 foot deep for the tower foundation. That’s more than 1.6 miles!
- The tower will be 151-feet-tall, the same height as the Statue of Liberty (from toes to the top of the torch)!
- 19,000 cubic yards of dirt will be removed for the tower construction. That is equivalent to almost 6 Olympic-sized swimming pools!
- There will be 1,750 tons of reinforcing steel used in the structure and foundations of the tower. That’s 3.5 million pounds! That is the same as four Boeing 747 airplanes.
But more importantly, within all of the auger cast piles, dirt and steel we will have patient care spaces that will enable us to transform the care the children of our region receive at Dayton Children’s.
Learn more about this incredible project expected to be complete in 2017.