Sentinel staff report–
It took less than 48 hours for a heavy duty crane and a team of construction workers to lift massive, three-story concrete walls into place for the new Dignity Health medical building on Greenback Lane last weekend– and a new time-lapse drone video shows an overview of the process in less than two minutes.
“Everything went smoothly and ahead of schedule,” Dignity Health Spokeswoman Brooke Burgess told The Sentinel on Thursday. “We finished the wall tilt in two days.”
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The new building now dominates the corner at Fountain Square Drive and Greenback Lane, with Mayor Jeff Slowey telling The Sentinel on Friday that the building “certainly makes a statement.” The massive wall panels were pre-cast on site and were lifted into place on Aug. 27-28, causing several lanes of traffic to be shut down on westbound Greenback Lane for safety precautions during part of the work.
“It’s great to see the building start to take shape,” said Slowey. “We look forward to watching the floors and interior come next. More importantly we look forward to its opening when it can start meeting the medical needs of the Citrus Heights community.”
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With the wall-tilt now complete, Burgess said work will begin on building out the interior structure. She said that will include structural steel components going inside the building, including the frame, columns, and metal decks. Additional site-work will also begin “in a few months,” which will include grading, curbs, sewer and water.
The 68,000-square-feet medical building is scheduled for a grand opening in spring 2019.