Beginning Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 a.m., crews will begin a year-long construction project to relocate the BWH helipad from the roof of the Connors Center for Women and Newborns to the roof of the Tower. This move will accommodate the future Boston Children’s Hospital tower project and facilitate future BWH mid-campus development.

The project will require the temporary shutdown of two service elevators at a time over the next several months during construction.

Because priority in the elevators will be given to patient transport during this time, staff are encouraged to seek alternate routes and use the stairs when going fewer than four floors, if possible.

Here’s what you need to know about the project and how the construction period will affect Tower elevator usage.

  • Once the project is complete next year, all four service elevators will again be accessible to staff.
  • On Oct. 16, at 6 a.m., two of the four service elevators will be closed for the duration of the construction.
  • If you need to use an elevator to get to L1, L2 or the upper Pike, use elevators M or K.
  • Staff who need to deliver small loads to the Tower should use the Tower visitor elevator that will be dedicated for service use.
  • Signage will be posted near the Tower elevator bays on the Pike as well as those on each floor in the Tower.

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