Cranes at Sutter Heading towards Completion
When those two tall red cranes, A 290-foot crane and its slightly shorter twin are seen from many vantage points around Sacramento, it means construction is in motion and the completion of the expansion of Sutter General Hospital’s Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center is closer to completion.
In photo above, steel for the spanning structure (low right corner) was erected over L Street in 2011. It Has been one of the most dangerous tasks. It is why L St is blocked between 28th and 29th Streets.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 9 out of 10 on danger,” said Brian Baudot, a foreman with Boldt construction partner Austerman. “There was no room for error.”
When the expansion project is completed in late 2013, this spanning structure will seamlessly connect all of Sutter Medical Center’s acute-care services under one roof, explains a spokesperson.
According to a spokesperson, to keep working through the winter months SECUROCK, green panels, were installed that are guaranteed for up to 12 months of exposure to any type of weather. After the green panels were placed, construction crews applied weatherproofing and then attached the final exterior siding to these sheathing panels as weather permited.
At 194 feet tall and 10-stories, this new 395,241-square-foot structure, Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center replaces Sutter Memorial Hospital on F St. in East Sacramento.
Standing tall, the completed medical building when completed will probably be the highest structure in midtown.