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There are linear accelerators at the Lakeshore Radiology and Oncology in Holland and Crossroads Radiology and Oncology in Reed City. 6'-7' thick concrete walls and roof and the door weighs 2 tons.

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Thanks for the info designcritic! Not knowing what a linear accelerator was, I looked it up:

Linear Particle Accelerator

Are there any others like this in West Michigan? I see in a google search it looks like there are ones at MSU, Henry Ford Hospital and U of M?

Actually there are probably thousands here in West Michigan, in fact I bet theres one in your living room right now... (or you might even be staring into one at this very moment if you have a CRT monitor)

jackassery aside, I think there is one on the Western Michigan campus. At least if this link is right

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it's been a while since I'd been up to the pill hill site, so I took a walk with my camera this afternoon:

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Cancer center:

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Linear accelerator:

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Flyers posted on the Butterworth ramp:

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Cranes all over the place:

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FYI, I've started a flickr photoset for my pill hill photos - you can see it here. I imagine that as the JW project starts to wrap, I'll be heading north toward Spectrum and River House on my walks instead of toward the river....

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I have heard that this is where the construction trailers will be parked for the VAI construction. The connecting road between N Division and Michigan St. will be closed for 3 years

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You've taken some great pictures lately, sparky!

It's so exciting to think that all this influx in downtown employment will create a demand for more housing! :)

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That's going to suck for the college students if they close that off. Being so far away I didn't realize that they were getting ready to start construction on phase II I must have missed that post.

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Thanks again sparky! I was beginning to wonder when that walkway and ramp were going to be closed to prep for demolition. Went by today and the walkway was still in place.

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Where are all those poor souls going to park?

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Where are all those poor souls going to park?

Probably on the street. Sure, it's a steep hill there on Michigan, but it'll be all good as long as they remember to turn the steering wheel into the curb.

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I have noticed that every morning at 6:00 a.m. when I drive by they are pouring concrete. I am sure that they are trying to get as much poured while the weather is nice.

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Kayak1, I think today will be there last day doing that! Hope they were busy as its gonna get nasty over the next 12 hours.

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Where are all those poor souls going to park?

* Entry into the current outpatient ramp at the corner of Michigan Street and Bostwick Avenue will stop at 5 p.m. Friday, December 1.

* Starting Monday, December 4, self-parking for patients will be relocated to the Center Ramp behind the emergency department. Valet service will also begin that day at the Ransom Lobby Entry, on Ransom Avenue and Crescent Street.

* Physician and executive parking will relocate to the North Visitor Parking ramp, A-Level.

* To make parking available for patients, the staff currently parking in the Center Ramp will move to the North and South Ramps. Affected staff will be notified by security.

(Shamelessly stolen from parking memo)

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The Towers Building pedestrian bridge is scheduled to be removed between noon and 1:30 p.m., December 2.

Dang! for once I thought I had some inside info to spring on the boards, and you come in here and spoil my fun!

Anyway, my brother-in-law apparently just dropped some equipment off by the walkway, and it appears that they're going to try to lift the whole thing out in one piece. Hope someone's down there with a camera tomorrow...

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That is crazy. It didn't seem like it was anything special in the first place.

Joe

Interestingly, it says the bridge will be reused in a park. Anyone know where?

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I think it's a great idea if it gets reused as a pedestrian or bike bridge over either a road, railroad track or ravine, etc.. To build a new pedestrian bridge would be in the $millions.

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