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Randy Sandford

Construction in Birmingham

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This morning, I met LSyd (Steve) for the first time (he recently moved to Birmingham to attend Cumberland School of Law at Samford University). Unfortunately, Steve wasn't feeling very well and had to ask for a raincheck on our tour of Birmingham before we ever got started (get well soon, Steve!).

Anyway, I didn't want to pass up an opportunity to take photos while I was on Southside, so I decided to concentrate primarily on all the construction going on right now. I began at St. Vincent's Hospital where a new office building and parking deck expansion is underway:

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A blurry, driveby shot:

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Views of the UAB Medical Center skyline from St. Vincent's Hospital:

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I then headed west towards UAB where there are several construction projects underway. Here's the view heading north on 19th Street approaching University Hospital:

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Here you can see the new multi-level skybridge connecting the new North Pavilion with the rest of the University Hospital complex:

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View of Downtown from the North Pavilion construction zone:

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Once completed, the North Pavilion will bring the total number of beds at University Hospital to over 1200! Here are views of the North Pavilion from different angles:

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Spain Rehabilitation Center is located next to UAB Hospital and was given a post-modern facelift several years ago:

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A block west of Spain Rehabilitation Center, a new 9-story addition to the Children's Hospital is under construction:

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Those pics look like they were taken of a northern city.

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Thanks, guys!

Neo, a lot of people say that Birmingham looks more like a northern city. This is probably because Birmingham was founded to be an industrial town and quickly grew to become the most industrial city in the South in the early 1900's and earned the nickname "Pittsburgh of the South" due to being the second largest center for steel manufacturing in the U.S.

For those who missed these photos in the Southeastern section, here are photos I shot last week of another local hospital construction project--the new 12-story HealthSouth Medical Center:

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