Workers finished the last of three large signs spelling out "Kaiser Permanente" on the top floors of the new KP hospital project in Redwood City, which opens in late 2014. Using a suspended platform, the two installers hefted the 4-foot high letters and attached them to the fiberglass-reinforced concrete walls, about 100 feet above Veterans Boulevard.
There are three signs: one facing east, another north, and one facing west toward downtown Redwood City. Low-energy lighting inside the aluminum letters will illuminate blue fiberglass lenses, but the signs won't be turned on until the new Kaiser Permanente hospital opens in late 2014.
Still, the new signs show Kaiser Permanente is on track to provide Redwood City with a new home for its 21st century, technology-enabled health care, said Frank Beirne, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente.
With the walls up and the structure watertight, now workers can begin installing the interior of the 7 story, 149-bed hospital, regardless of any inclement weather outside.
Attached is a short video of the installation.