McMurry West Tower, a by-the-numbers update
By Kristy Bleizeffer Jan 21, 2014
When finished, our McMurry West Tower and MRI building will have more than 3 miles of copper electrical wire laid within the walls. That’s enough to stretch from Wyoming Medical Center to the Casper Events Center.
The McMurry West Tower is set to open late this summer. It will provide 98,000 square feet for state-of-the-art medical care, 28 private surgical rooms and a new mother-baby unit with 16 private rooms.
As the weather turned colder this winter, workers for Haselden Caspar/ Pope JV moved inside to frame out the building’s interior with more than 11,000 steel studs. Crews have installed 5,000 batts of insulation and are now hanging the 4,300 sheets of drywall. Now, you can imagine the shape, layout and space the rooms will provide for patients and families. You can also see the outlines of our new main entrance, spacious dining area and the Cottage Gift Shop. The tower will also have space for a 7,000-square-foot Wellness Center.
Many more impressive numbers can be found inside the walls of our new tower, designed to create a better hospital experience for the thousands of Wyoming families who come to us each year. Here are a few:
2 air-handling units, each weighing 55,000 pounds, installed on the roof to ensure quick and efficient air ventilation
More than 100 windows framed and installed
15,000 cubic yards of soil removed for caissons and foundations
275 tons of rebar used
4,411 cubic yards of concrete poured
1,400 sheets of thermax sheathing installed
3,300 exterior steel studs installed
10,000 feet of 6-inch metal strap blocking used
240 sheets of ¾-inch fire treated plywood blocking used
More than 8,000 feet of ¾-inch metal electrical conduit laid
More than 5,000 feet of plumbing piping installed
In "Little turns into big: Mick and Susie McMurry are building a healthier community," read about the McMurrys' generous support of Wyoming Medical Center and other health care initiatives in Natrona County.
See how far the McMurry West Tower project has come by comparing to these earlier posts:
July 9: West Tower Rising
Sept. 6: Construction Update, Fall 2013