Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Guts of a Hospital

Ever wonder what is inside the walls of a hospital.  Here is all that is left of the old Children's Hospital.  You should be able to click on the pic and zoom in to see the wires hanging from everywhere.  I wonder how many generations of legacy IT are in all of that.  First I thought... if there were that many wires in the old building, how much wiring was built into the new building. Of course, the new building probably has less because it was designed to be wired..  didn't need to have all that IT backfitted into the old building which is what made the mess.  Token Ring anyone?

The real question from that picture...  so what is going on that site next? Prime Oakland office space with Oakland reportedly at near 100% office utilization.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the Oakland edition of the book series featuring old photos from various neighborhoods, there is a shot of the block from back in the 1950s, just before Children's was built. Quite charming, with a number of antique shops visible. I heard that Presby Hosp. is next on the demolition block, down the line after the new building is completed on the Children's site.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 5:02:00 PM  

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