Out With The Old

May 9, 2005

Sometimes it seems like a Shakespearean death scene … like, ‘Gosh, get on with it.'

– Project manager Steve Baras before Baptist Memorial Hospital, once one of the nation’s largest private hospitals, was reduced to rubble with 370 pounds of dynamite.

The original portion of the old Baptist Hospital between Madison and Union near South Dudley fell Sunday morning. About 300 pounds of explosives brought down the more than 310,000-square-foot physician and surgeons building and the 40,000-square-foot interns' residence Sunday morning in about 20 seconds. Hundreds were on hand to watch the 6 a.m. implosion. The old Baptist hospital buildings are being cleared for the 1.3-million-square-foot University of Tennessee-Baptist Research Park. The six-building research, incubator and commercial center dedicated to the biotech industry will take about 10 years to complete. (The Commercial Appeal)

The original portion of the old Baptist Hospital between Madison and Union near South Dudley fell Sunday morning. About 300 pounds of explosives brought down the more than 310,000-square-foot physician and surgeons building and the 40,000-square-foot interns' residence Sunday morning in about 20 seconds. Hundreds were on hand to watch the 6 a.m. implosion. The old Baptist hospital buildings are being cleared for the 1.3-million-square-foot University of Tennessee-Baptist Research Park. The six-building research, incubator and commercial center dedicated to the biotech industry will take about 10 years to complete. (The Commercial Appeal)

Tim Hogan's
Tim Hogan's