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Demolition barriers will be built around Queeny Tower starting Jan. 6 and one northbound lane of Kingshighway to close

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

January 6th will mark an important milestone in phase 2 of the Campus Renewal Project – the installation of barriers around Queeny Tower to contain demolition activity slated to start.

The sidewalk on the east side of Kingshighway and one lane of Kingshighway between Barnes-Jewish Plaza and the northern edge of Queeny Tower will be closed January 6th through the end of 2020. Signage will direct drivers and pedestrians.

Team members should avoid Kingshighway to reduce the congestion for patients, visitors and emergency vehicles can access the hospitals. Alternatives to Kingshighway include the Tower Grove and Boyle exits from I-64 to Forest Park Avenue.
The demolition of Queeny Tower is a component of BJC’s Campus Renewal, a long-term project to renew the medical campus on Kingshighway Boulevard. Queeny Tower does not meet today’s design standards for health care. Queeny Tower, constructed in the early 1960s, cannot accommodate or be retrofitted to accommodate modern health care technology or to meet seismic standards. Design for a new hospital tower with all private rooms will progress in 2020. A timeline for construction has not yet been set.

Campus Renewal Phase 1 was completed in early 2018 and included Parkview Tower and the St. Louis Children’s Hospital expansion.

Questions can be directed to Christopher Dean, BJC planning, design & construction, 314-575-1691.

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