Florida Hospital Ginsburg Tower
The 15-story patient tower located at Florida Hospital’s Downtown Orlando campus houses 440-patient beds (200 upon completion and 240 future beds), one of the largest Emergency Departments and one of the largest cardiac catheterization labs in the Country. The new patient tower was designed to create a total healing atmosphere that reduces stress, replenishes the spirit, and is visually appealing. Florida Hospital spent almost two years with its consultants creating the best possible design for the new tower’s hi-tech, comfortable, private rooms that cater to the caregiver, patient, and family. The patient tower was completed in late 2008 and opened to mark Florida Hospital’s 100th year of service to the Central Florida community
Several floors were set aside for future growth as the healthcare needs of Florida change. In addition, support facilities have been designed including the Central Energy Plant, expandable to five stories for future office space, a 1,300-car, 7-story parking garage with a connector bridge to the new hospital.
The Florida Hospital Tower is a 21” deep cast-in-place concrete pan joist structure with a glass, steel framed icon structure reaching more than 70 feet above the roof structure. The project also included a two span pedestrian bridge, 87 feet and 90 feet, connecting the patient tower to the parking structures. The bridge has two vierendeel trusses, one at each side, with composite infill steel frame in between for pedestrian surface and steel frame in metal deck for the roof.