This project includes an expanded front
entry to University Hospital, a new plaza/traffic oval
centered on the hospital entrance, a new bridge over Lee
Street between the hospital and the East Parking Garage,
and a new vertical circulation tower that joins
the East Garage with the recently opened connector to
the North Garage on the other side of the railroad tracks.
The Lee Street Connective Elements project will tie together
the Emily Couric Cancer Center project and the Hospital Bed
Expansion project, allowing a unified sense of place and
a new point of arrival. The plaza/traffic oval will provide
for better vehicular flow and control the increased usage that
results from the addition of these two projects.
The first phase of construction is to build the new circulation
tower next to the Lee Street garage. Once this is complete and open
for use, the existing brick stair tower will be demolished. The next
phase is to erect the new bridge over Lee Street. Then the expansion
of the hospital lobby can be built with its new curved glass front, and
the new hospital entry and plaza can be completed. Additional work in
the Hospital Lobby includes new information desks, a new gift shop,
and a new coffee shop.