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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A portion of Grant Medical Center will be imploded Sunday. The implosion can be seen live on NewsChannel 4 and nbc4columbus.com.

 

The hospital plans to bring down the 16-story Baldwin Tower, which is one of the most-recognized landmarks in downtown Columbus, to make room for a new operating facility. The implosion is scheduled for 9 a.m.

 

Demolition experts will rig the 60,000-square-foot structure with explosives and implode the building. The result will be a 20-foot-high pile of rubble. Baldwin Hall, which included the gymnasium and two lower levels, was taken down by conventional methods.

 

The most critical part of the implosion will be to keep the falling tower away from Town Street, NewsChannel 4's Larry Roberts reported. Cables have been attached to the building's walls, so when it is imploded, the walls will be pulled in away from the street.

 

The implosion will be similar to the one at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, which occurred in March. The company imploding the tower also brought down the Philadelphia ballpark and Cinergy Field in Cincinnati.

 

About 2,500 pounds of explosives were loaded into Veterans Stadium's columns. The interior column rows went first, and their falling weight pulled the outer rows to the inside. The explosions continued clockwise around the stadium for about 62 seconds.

 

Crews have been removing materials from the Grant tower that would make the biggest mess during the implosion. According to the hospital, it would take eight weeks and the closure of Sixth and State streets for the building to be removed by conventional methods. The implosion will take 12 seconds.

 

All streets east of Third Street, north of Main Street, west of Washington Avenue and south of Oak Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday for the implosion.

 

The Baldwin Tower implosion will be the first in downtown Columbus, according to the hospital. Implosion and debris removal will cost $780,000.

 

Grant officials said the implosion would make room for 18 new operating rooms.

 

Baldwin Tower was built in 1968. It was named after Dr. James Baldwin, who founded Grant Hospital in 1900

 

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did anyone else go? i did.

here's the building before from where the police told me to move

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so i settled on this spot

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people

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waiting

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its starting, two pieces of smoke on the right side

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ouch!

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bye

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bank one and william green buildings are visible now

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smoky

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smokier

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smokiest

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more smokiest

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bonus

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@Summit Street - That first pic you posted makes the O"ROURKE sign look like DR. JURKE.

 

that's what i thought it said to

 

 

also if you scroll the set of pics from the helicopter real fast it looks like a movie......

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dr. jurke hahhaha the sun was really bright that morning and almost everyone that went to see it was standing west of the site looking right at the sun :stupid:

the channgel 4 website put up more views of it too with one right next to it.

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Cool' date=' I have a nice aerial of that building, is it worth money now?

 

Highstreet you disappoint, why weren't you at the meet?[/quote']

 

My bad man, I couldn't get off of work plus I got a cold. I feell like shit.

I really was looking forward to it but shit happens I guess.

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Grant grows again...

 

Grant ready to add beds

Patient volume up at downtown hospital

Jeff Bell Business First

 

Grant Medical Center will add 40 inpatient beds by early 2006 as part of its plan to meet demand for services at the downtown Columbus hospital.  Also in the works is a conversion of some operating rooms at the Grant South building off East Town Street to help the hospital take on more podiatry surgeries.

 

The two projects, totaling $3 million, reflect the nonprofit hospital's continued ability to attract patients and add physicians in a shifting health-care environment, said John Verbus, Grant's senior vice president for physician relations and business development. "The key has been our medical staff development," he said, noting 34 doctors have been added in the past year. "We continue to be a place physicians want to practice, and patients follow their physicians."

 

Read more at http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2005/10/31/story4.html

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From the 12/8/06 Dispatch:

 

 

GRAPHIC: What's new

 

PHOTO: Baldwin Tower falls towards its northeast corner during its implosion in 2004. 

 

PHOTO: Helping Hands, a sculpture by Omar Shaheed, is placed at the entrance of the new heart and surgical center at Grant at the corner of 6th and E. Town streets.

 

GRANT MEDICAL CENTER

Haven of healing

Grant prepares to open doors to its new $59 million surgical and heart center

Friday, December 08, 2006

Mike Pramik

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

 

It took demolition workers 12 seconds to bring down Baldwin Tower at Grant Medical Center in May 2004.

 

Grant officials are hoping that the nearly 1,000 days it’s taken to build something in its place will be worth the wait. Grant Surgical and Heart Center opens Jan. 2, with a new approach to caring for patients and families that might surprise people who are used to the old Grant hospital.

 

mpramik@dispatch.com

 

http://www.dispatch.com/business-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/12/08/20061208-G1-00.html

 

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Grant making upgrades to bolster specialties, improve overall facilities

Business First of Columbus - by Carrie Ghose

Friday, July 25, 2008  |  Modified: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 8:00 AM

 

A rebuilt home for its high-profile orthopedics program and a high-tech operating room for blood vessel surgery are among projects adding up to $33 million in construction at Grant Medical Center, just a year after opening a $60 million wing.

 

The downtown Columbus hospital is riding a national wave to overhaul aging facilities, splitting investments between core services like emergency and maternity care and money-makers like orthopedics and plastic surgery.

 

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2008/07/28/story1.html?b=1217217600^1674433

 

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Grant plans face-lift on Town Street

Business First of Columbus - by Brian R. Ball

Friday, March 20, 2009

 

Grant Medical Center plans to perform extensive reconstructive and cosmetic surgery on its orthopedic center on East Town Street in Columbus.  The OhioHealth Corp. hospital expects the $13.9 million of improvements to its Bone & Joint Center will help it keep its highly regarded orthopedic practice competitive with a growing number of freestanding surgical centers and private hospitals.  The renovation will include the addition of two surgical suites to its base of eight.

 

The Bone & Joint Center handled about 8,000 orthopedic and podiatric surgical cases last year and has seen 10 percent annual growth in surgeries over the last five years.  "As an orthopedic center, this is one of our top business lines," said Tom Chickerella, Grant's senior vice president of operations.  The renovation project "is keeping in line with our orthopedic strategy."  Project developer Daimler Group Inc. could begin construction as early as May with completion expected in mid-2010.

 

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Grant Medical Center's Bone & Joint Center on East Town Street in Columbus will have a new look once exterior renovations are completed in 2010. The building's brick-and-glass exterior will be refurbished and a new canopy will be constructed.

 

Read more at http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2009/03/23/story10.html

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OhioHealth planning expansion at Grant Medical Center downtown

 

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OhioHealth Corp. and developer Daimler Group Inc. are proposing an $11 million expansion to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center's fast-growing Bone and Joint Center that opened six years ago across East Town Street from the main hospital.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/02/22/ohiohealth-planning-11m-expansion-at-grant-medical.html

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Here's another rendering of the proposed building and view of the existing 303 E. Town St. building that would be removed for the new building from http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/02/22/ohiohealth-planning-11m-expansion-at-grant-medical.html

 

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^ The above view shows the existing 303 E. Town Street building, which is next to the OPERS Building near the S. 6th Street & E. Town Street intersection.  Here is a Google Streetview link for the same intersection:  S. 6th Street & E. Town Street intersection

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Grant Hospital Continues to Expand Downtown Campus

 

Like most hospitals, Grant Medical Center is continuing to grow its campus with continued expansion projects. The latest is the proposed addition of a third floor to the existing main hospital building at the corner of Grant Avenue and State Street. The additional space would accommodate a nursing unit expansion for the facility.

 

More below:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/grant-hospital-continues-to-expand-downtown-campus

 

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OhioHealth expanding Grant Medical Center again, adding new floor with 34 rooms

 

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OhioHealth Corp. is adding a fourth floor with additional patient rooms in a wing of its downtown hospital – a $17.4 million project that brings the two-year investment in OhioHealth Grant Medical Center past $50 million.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/24/ohiohealth-grant-medical-center-expanding-again.html

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This hospital knows how to expand without creating a nuclear blast around it -- at least these days.

 

There are some decent videos of the 2004 Baldwin Tower implosion on YouTube now.  Below is the Ohio Health video showing the implosion, the history of Baldwin Tower, and the Grant Medical Center project that replaced it:

 

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And speaking of Grant Medical Center projects ... this was approved at yesterday's Downtown Commission meeting:

 

Grant Medical Center Building New Six-Story Parking Garage

By Walker Evans, Columbus Underground

August 22, 2017 - 10:52 am

 

A new six-story parking garage will soon take the place of a surface parking lot in the Discovery District.  Representatives from Grant Medical Center (via OhioHealth Corp. Real Estate) and The Daimler Group submitted plans to the Downtown Commission for a new parking structure at 371 E. Rich St. (southeast intersection of Rich Street and Grant Avenue), which received approval this morning.

 

The new garage would provide 1,050 parking spots for hospital employees, leaving a small area as temporary green space that could be built out in the future.

 

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/grant-medical-center-building-new-six-story-parking-garage

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Here are the visuals for the new Grant Medical Center parking garage at the southeast corner of Rich Street and Grant Avenue:

 

Aerial view of the project location in relation to Grant Medical Center:

-- The orange block is the location of the 6-story, 1050-space parking garage project at the SE corner of Rich & Grant. 

-- The red block is the current construction site for a 5-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel.  This hotel will front onto Main Street and is located immediately south of the Grant parking garage project and is separated by Cherry Street (a mid-block alley) - construction photos posted at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,419.msg867917.html#msg867917.

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Another aerial view of the project location:

-- The orange outline shows the parking garage site at the SE corner of Rich & Grant.

-- The Grant Medical Center main complex is located one block north at the NW corner of Town & Grant.  The medical center has two other parking garages in the area (one at the NW corner of Town & Sixth, and one near at SE corner of Town & Grant).

-- Part of the Franklin University campus is located across Grant Avenue from this planned parking garage.  However, Franklin University is not a part of this project.  Franklin uses the many surface lots they own on Rich Street for their students:

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Aerial view of the 6-story, 1050-space parking garage project at the southeast corner of Rich & Grant.  The unbuilt area along Grant Avenue is temporary green space that would accommodate a future building project:

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Rich Street view of the 6-story, 1050-space parking garage project:

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Although a parking garage is not too exciting, it seems like there could be a couple additional benefits:

 

-freeing up the parking Grant uses in the Commons Garage, allowing for less new parking construction downtown

-freeing up other Grant surface lots in the immediate area for development

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I drove by today and it looks like ground has been broke for the parking garage at Rich and Grant.

 

Looks like we'll see another tower crane soon - the tower crane base has been installed for the garage project.

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I drove by today and it looks like ground has been broke for the parking garage at Rich and Grant.

 

Looks like we'll see another tower crane soon - the tower crane base has been installed for the garage project.

 

I was just wondering about this yesterday. Those pesky tower cranes just can't leave Columbus alone can they? ;)

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I drove by today and it looks like ground has been broke for the parking garage at Rich and Grant.

 

Looks like we'll see another tower crane soon - the tower crane base has been installed for the garage project.

 

I was just wondering about this yesterday. Those pesky tower cranes just can't leave Columbus alone can they? ;)

 

May we be cursed with more and more of them.  :)

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I drove by today and it looks like ground has been broke for the parking garage at Rich and Grant.

 

Looks like we'll see another tower crane soon - the tower crane base has been installed for the garage project.

 

I was just wondering about this yesterday. Those pesky tower cranes just can't leave Columbus alone can they? ;)

 

May we be cursed with more and more of them.  :)

 

The curse seems to have no end in sight!

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I drove by today and it looks like ground has been broke for the parking garage at Rich and Grant.

 

Looks like we'll see another tower crane soon - the tower crane base has been installed for the garage project.

 

I was just wondering about this yesterday. Those pesky tower cranes just can't leave Columbus alone can they? ;)

 

May we be cursed with more and more of them.  :)

 

The curse seems to have no end in sight!

 

The View on Pavey Square was also approved for a tower crane.

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I drove by today and it looks like ground has been broke for the parking garage at Rich and Grant.

 

Looks like we'll see another tower crane soon - the tower crane base has been installed for the garage project.

 

I was just wondering about this yesterday. Those pesky tower cranes just can't leave Columbus alone can they? ;)

 

May we be cursed with more and more of them.  :)

 

The curse seems to have no end in sight!

 

The View on Pavey Square was also approved for a tower crane.

 

Now if only we could figure out if/when a tower crane will go up for the 9-story Behavioral Health Pavilion at Children's Hospital and the parking garage that is being built with it.

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