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Friday, July 25, 2008

Topping off is tops

The final three girders of the Smilow Cancer Hospital were hoisted into place Thursday afternoon, completing the skeleton of a 14-story structure that will house research and treatment, and is already one of the biggest get-well cards in the world.
Above left: workers place a girder. At right, Jeffrey Branca holds his son, Nick, 6, who is in treatment at the Children's Hospital for a recurrence of neuroblastoma that first was diagnosed when he was 3. Nick has become a favorite of constructions workers who wrote encouraging messages on the beams facing the Children's Hospital.

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