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Crane Marks Beginning of Structural Construction at Carilion Clinic’s Crystal Spring Tower Site

A new 240-foot-tall tower crane on Carilion Clinic’s Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital campus recently joined the Roanoke, Virginia skyline. 

The crane stands as the second-tallest structure in the immediate area, only surpassed by the 320-foot-tall Wells Fargo building — which is the tallest building in Southwest Virginia.

The crane will support construction activities taking place over the next 24 months, as the onsite, joint-venture construction team of Robins & Morton and Branch Builds begins structural work on Carilion’s new Crystal Spring Tower. This includes moving material and supporting the concrete pours for each of the tower’s 10 stories. It can lift up to 22,000 pounds and extends 214 feet.

Once complete in 2025, the Crystal Spring Tower will span 500,000 square feet, offering 64 new patient rooms, a 550-space parking garage and a relocated and expanded emergency room.

Earl Swensson Associates is serving as the project architect.

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Posted July 27, 2021

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