Slideshow: Inpatient Hospital

Photo of south elevator and stair tower progress of the Inpatient Hospital.
The Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital is scheduled to open in early 2026. Looking northeast from 10th Avenue, progress continues on the south elevator and stair tower.
Photo of the concrete deck along Cannon Drive
Photo of north and south elevator and stair tower progress of the Inpatient Hospital.
Construction on the north and south elevator and stair towers now exceed 110 feet.
Photo of middle elevator and stair tower as well as James connector on the Inpatient Hospital
Facing northeast toward the middle of the construction site, work is beginning on the middle elevator and stair tower. The James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute lower level connection appears on the far right.
Photo of middle elevator and stair tower progress of the Inpatient Hospital.
The Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State. Looking southeast, the middle elevator and stair tower formwork are in progress and the southern elevator and stair tower (on the right) continues upward.
Photo of elevator and stair tower and excavation work of the Inpatient Hospital
A close up of the north elevator and stair tower appears on the right, while excavation work continues in the background.
Photo of loading dock and utility work near the Inpatient Hospital
Near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Cannon Drive, the northwest perimeter wall of the facility loading dock is adjacent to utility work on the left, which is nearing completion.
Photo of concrete deck and loading dock of the Inpatient Hospital
Looking south along Cannon Drive, the concrete deck continues construction above the facility loading dock.

The basement walls of the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital are being waterproofed, and the north and south elevator and stair towers now exceed 110 feet. The center elevator and stair tower, just getting started, will be the tallest of the three towers, eventually reaching 410 feet. Sewer and electrical connections are being made under 12th Avenue at Cannon Drive and will support critical utility infrastructure for the new facility, scheduled to open in early 2026.

Additional construction progress highlights include:

  • 12th Avenue at Cannon Drive is anticipated to reopen late July 2021 as utility work nears completion.
  • The concrete walls on the west side of the site, from lower level to ground level, are progressing, and waterproofing continues.
  • The underground tunnel that will extend from the Inpatient Hospital to 12th Avenue is completed.  Chilled water piping installation is underway.
  • Excavation of the northeast corner of the site has begun, and elevated slab pours on the first level are taking place around the north and south core towers.
  • The center elevator and stair core are the largest and tallest of all the facility cores, encompassing 20 elevators and extending to the future helipad. Formwork and rebar are being set to pour the lower level to ground level.

The 1.9 million-square-foot hospital began construction in fall 2020 and is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State.

View renderings and live construction feeds.