Slideshow: Inpatient Hospital
The Wexner Medical Center inpatient hospital celebrates a new project milestone as deliveries of steel for the main “superstructure” begin to arrive and aim for the sky. The facility will use 15,000 tons of steel and rise 410 feet above the ground. The 1.9 million-square-foot hospital began construction in fall 2020.
Additional construction progress highlights include:
- Utility work completed this summer has allowed for water service connections to the site.
- Chilled water piping progresses through the underground tunnel that will extend from the inpatient hospital to 12th Avenue.
- Interior framing and metal deck work continues on multiple stair towers throughout the site and concrete pours are ongoing.
- Steel erection began Aug. 30 with the first structural steel going up in the northwest corner of the site.
The inpatient hospital is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State and is expected to open in early 2026.