Rising to the sky

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The steel frame of the BJC Institute of Health at Washington University continues to rise and expand across the two-acre construction site. Crews are setting what will amount to 8,210 tons of steel by November 2008. They also are excavating a tunnel road under Euclid Avenue, which will lead to the future loading docks and will connect with Taylor Avenue. The 11-story, 700,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in December 2009 and will be the hub for BioMed 21. Barnes-Jewish Hospital also will have five floors in the building for support services.