Jump to content

joeDowntown

Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

Recommended Posts

Thanks for the update link, Jeff. It sure will be one awesome children's hospital. I'm sure it will get to be known around the world.

~John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I wonder if this banner represents the placement of the permanent signage?

A little birdy told me yes, as "they want it facing downhill like [most of] the others." That birdy may be talking out of his posterior, though. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the operable vents in the curtain wall system. If they are actually used on a regular basis, they'll add another interesting level of texture to a fairly flat and repetative (though unique) facade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Construction trailers are gone from the front of the Van Andel Institute Phase II on Division. Hopefully Division to Michigan Street will be open soon.

3781671863_eb1c87cd88_b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johne777/3781671863/sizes/l/

Uploaded 105 photos to the August 2, 2009 set, including some nice shots of the construction being done with Crescent Park:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johne777/sets...57621924084216/

~John

Edited by John E

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No pics, but some things I've noticed on the HDVCH:

The elevator core that sticks out the back side has been covered with this weird black brick.

They've started laying out the "garden" on the podium thing - lots of landscaping bricks and stuff shaping up. (not visible from the ground)

The first floor is pretty well closed in now with glass, and you can see where the entrances are going to be.

Rumor is they may actually be back on track to open late 2010 instead of early 2011.

Edited by MuskeMI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little birdie told me:

MSU med school - on schedule, on budget, still planning to open Fall 2010

VA II - ahead of schedule and under budget, planning to open Q1 2010

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little birdie told me:

MSU med school - on schedule, on budget, still planning to open Fall 2010

VA II - ahead of schedule and under budget, planning to open Q1 2010

MSU is literally PACKED into their space now on North Division. They are very excited about making the move.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Van Andel Institute Phase II and the MSU Secchia Center at night: (Edited, Big oops. Thanks Chris.)

3840858461_0be2916421.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johne777/3840...57621789687697/

3840859865_baa2379a17.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johne777/3840...57621789687697/

More in the August 2009 set:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johne777/sets...57621789687697/

~John

Edited by John E

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

apparently there is going to be a block S sign added to the north side of the secchia center. is it up yet? any info on this?

http://chm.msu.edu/MessagefromDr.Rappley.asp

Another Block S takes to the sky. The Secchia Center is on schedule and on budget to open for staff and faculty in June and for students in August of 2010. The Block S will proudly shine from the north side, 12 stories above the intersection of Division and I-96. We continue our fundraising for the building and are grateful to so many of you who have contributed to this state-of-the-art medical education building for the College of Human Medicine. The support of the physician community and the Grand Rapids community-at-large has made this possible for the medical school. The hard work of East Lansing-based faculty and staff brings this to fruition.
Edited by FloridaSpartan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.