Inside Gillette Blog

St. Paul Skyway: Opening Soon!

Posted On: 10/20/2010

Things are progressing quickly at the site of our soon-to-be-complete new building and skyway. Much of the construction activity is now happening inside, as crews paint and finish installation of everything from elevators to light fixtures, carpet, doors, and restrooms.  Think of it as the building’s “internal organs,” so to speak.

But there’s plenty of activity outside, too. Large pieces of stone (weighing 3,000 lbs. each!) are arriving daily, part of a retaining wall adjacent to the building. And just this week, our exterior signage — located on both the skyway and the building itself — arrived on-site. Here’s a view from University Avenue:

As you can see, our new building is getting closer to completion every day. In fact, the top floor — where physician and administrative offices will relocate — will be ready for move-in in a little more than a month (the building’s other floors, housing our Center for Gait and Motion Analysis and Rehabilitation Therapies, will open for patients in late January).  

Remember this video message from our CEO, Margaret Perryman, on her office move to make way for our skyway? Stay tuned for a follow-up as she again packs up and moves to the top floor of our new building.