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12/10/2013

Cook Children's to expand again with new tower

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It seems the dust has barely settled on the latest expansion at Cook Children's Medical Center, but the Fort Worth pediatric hospital is set to grow some more. Cook Children's Health Care System says it will expand its emergency department and add heart care and laboratory facilities, culminating in a new 314,000-square-foot tower on the south side of its campus. (The new tower is in the upper right part of the artist's rendering, above.) Construction is expected to take more than three years. The new project's site is currently used for a prayer garden and labyrinth, which will be relocated. Plans also call for a new urgent care center at Rosedale Street and Sixth Avenue.

Cook Children's recently finished a $250 million expansion. The biggest part of that opened in mid-2012 with new patient care space, doctor's offices and a parking garage on the north side of its campus (pictured in the foreground of the rendering). It concluded with the opening this fall of a new office tower and parking garage for employees at the corner of Rosedale Street and Eighth Avenue. That building isn't pictured in the rendering.

-- Jim Fuquay

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