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    The Hotel is Gone! CPMC reaches first milestone in hospital construction project

    Contact: Dean Fryer - 415-600-7484

    San Francisco, CA - April 30, 2014 - California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) today announces the achievement of its first significant milestone in its hospital construction projects with the completion of the demolition of the Cathedral Hill Hotel (formerly Jack Tar Hotel and Office Building). The demolition began in September 2013 and produced 56,000 tons of debris in steel and concrete that is being recycled at Bay Area centers.

    “This is an exciting time in the transformation of this site to prepare for the construction of the new hospital,” said CPMC CEO Warren Browner. “With the removal of the existing structure, we can now begin the excavation work necessary to lay the foundation to begin building our new hospital.”

    General contractor HerreroBoldt has committed to recycling the construction and demolition debris from the Van Ness and Geary campus location. The material being removed from the site includes 51,000 tons of concrete and 5,000 tons of steel.

    The construction site will now undergo excavation to prepare the foundation for the new 12-story hospital. Excavation will reach a level of 30 feet below grade at Van Ness and Geary, and 70 feet below grade at Franklin and Geary. The schedule calls for excavation to be complete in November with foundation work beginning immediately thereafter.

    “A sophisticated project like the Van Ness and Geary Campus must involve a construction team that incorporates innovative construction practices and management to be cost-effective and sustainable,” said HererroBoldt’s Project Executive Dave Thomack. “The CPMC 2020 team will collaboratively maintain data to virtually design and resolve construction challenges in a safe and predictable manner.”

    The construction of the new hospital at CPMC’s St. Luke’s Campus on Cesar Chavez will begin in the first weeks of October with excavation of the site to prepare for the foundation work. Work already has begun at the site with utilities relocation and other preparatory construction activities

    Both the Van Ness and Geary and the St. Luke’s campuses are scheduled to open in 2019. You can view the construction from our web cams at .

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