This bridge leads to the stunning new Health Sciences Research Building at Emory University. In the following picture the labs are on the left, the hospital on the right.
Steve Lange, Capital Planner for Emory University, gave me a tour on March 7. I'm in awe.
It was finished, folks were cleaning up and working on punch lists. I felt like I needed to remove my shoes.
It's full of laboratories and lab support facilities. It was immaculate as it will never be again once the labs crank up.
I asked Steve if this is good old Georgia marble. No. The white and pink marble and the granite are from Portugal. Ponder that.
Though the stone is from Europe, the building meets Emory design standards: marble clad, clerestory-look top floor, overhanging roof, Ludowici Roof Tile. I'm not sure they could build the Canon Chapel today.
We visited the penthouse. From here you can see red-roofed Emory Buildings. The glass curtain walled building belongs to CDC not Emory.
There's a walkway on the south edge of the bridge, the rest is flexible office and meeting space.
Steve said the architects specified 9 different gradations of the white marble. They settled for 4 grades.
Can you imagine the aesthetic puzzle of mixing the marble on this scale? Someone with the "eye" needed to select the right block for each space. How'd they do?
This is the Penthouse home of the mechanicals, water recovery, heat exchangers, nasty stuff HEPA filers. The labs will be home to some knarley chemical and biological materials. The infrastructure has to keep the power on, the workers safe and the nasty stuff contained. It's beautiful up there. I love those mechanical engineers.
The clay tile is decorative. This panel is vertical. I'm looking straight up.
Here is a view looking north from the bridge from behind the world's largest Emory sign. I'm on the second floor of the bridge.
I was right behind the "R."
From the bridge looking SE on Haygood Druid Hills High School is on the left. See the school busses?
I'm unable to convey how beautiful and light-filled it is inside. Here are some aerial construction pictures.
I remain in awe. Thanks to Steve Lange and to Emory for look inside.
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