Kaiser Permanente’s 40,000-square-foot medical center in Alexandria, Virginia, reached new heights with a major milestone last month. The accomplishment was marked by a Topping Out ceremony with the construction team and Alexandria’s mayor Allison Silberberg.
It is tradition for many construction projects to celebrate this special milestone with a Topping Out ceremony, which is traditionally held when the highest beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.
This milestone signifies that the structure has reached its maximum height. For many on construction jobs, they’re a moment to celebrate, mark a milestone, and announce the project is nearing completion.
Located at 3000 Potomac Avenue, the medical center will be Kaiser Permanente’s first Alexandria office.The facility will offer laboratory, obstetrics and gynecology, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, primary care (adult and pediatric), and radiology services.
The medical center, which will be located in a 100,000-square-foot building that will also serve as the National Industries for the Blind’s new headquarters, will open in 2019.