Brasfield & Gorrie Tops Out Lexington Medical Center’s Clinical Expansion

November 10, 2017

Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion project reached an important milestone Thursday with a “topping out” ceremony. This significant event occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.

Lexington Medical Center is building a new tower on its hospital campus in West Columbia to accommodate the expanding needs for health services in the growing community. The 550,000 square foot tower will have eight floors for patient services.

More than 700 workers on site have worked a total of 1 million man hours on the project so far.

The top beam had an evergreen and flag on it when it was lifted into position. The evergreen tree is a symbol of good luck, growth and longevity. The flag symbolizes the construction crew’s pride in the accomplishment.

Brasfield & Gorrie is serving as general contractor for the expansion project, with Perkins+Will serving as architect.

Learn more and view full details in a press release from Lexington Medical Center.