Slideshow: Inpatient Hospital
Breathtaking new aerials showcase significant progress on the Wexner Medical Center inpatient hospital. The photos are courtesy of construction manager Walsh/Turner (joint venture).
It’s a race to the sky, with north and south elevator core concrete rising past level 18. The center, or middle, elevator core and stairwell B, is the largest and tallest of the cores, encompassing twenty elevators and extending to the helipad to an elevation of 410 feet above grade.
Back on the ground, all concrete elevated slab pours are now complete. Steel erection began on August 30 and the facility will use 15,000 tons of steel, in total. Metal decking at the northwest corner of the project is now up to Level 5.
Utility work continues and a main natural gas service line is installed to the building entrance.
The inpatient hospital is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State and is expected to open in early 2026.