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KC Business Journal: Children's Mercy will wrap up construction on new building this month

Children's Mercy Research Institute

By Thomas Friestad and Brian Kaberline

After years of planning and multiple previous designs, construction will wrap up on Children’s Mercy Research Institute's new $200 million headquarters this month.

The hospital has the keys and temporary occupancy license to the research tower and expects to move in gradually during the next few months, Children's Mercy CEO Paul Kempinski told the Kansas City Business Journal.

Among the 375,000-square-foot building's features are a nine-story open stairway shaped like a DNA helix, a 400-seat auditorium, and creative arts and performance space.

Ultimately, the research tower will host 950-1000 employees, focused on discovering answers to challenging pediatric questions that will result in improvements to patient diagnosis and care.

"While the building will be spectacular, it's the work that goes on in that building that will contribute to the community," Kempinski said.


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