Penn Medicine reveals more details on $1.5B patient tower: 4 things to know

Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Health System released updates on a $1.5 billon patient tower project at Bisnow's Philadelphia 2018 Forecast event Wednesday.

Here are four things to know about the project.

1. Penn Medicine officials released Wednesday the patient tower, called The Pavilion, will include a 60-bed emergency room and five levels of below-grade parking containing 700 spaces.

2. The facility will stand 300 feet and 17 stories tall, which is significantly bigger than the plan Penn Medicine presented to the Civic Design Review in 2016.

3. The building will contain 47 operating rooms and 500 patient rooms designed to adapt between intensive care and standard recovery rooms.

4. As of Wednesday, The Pavilion is 8 percent complete. The Pavilion is scheduled to be finished in 2021.

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