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Topping Off Ceremony Marks the Completion of Nebraska Cancer Center


The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha had a “topping off” ceremony on August 13. The ceremony marks the completion of the framework for the 10-story research tower and an 8-story patient care facility.

The 615,000-square-foot facility is set for completion in the spring of 2017. The Cancer Center, which is a $323 million project is one of the largest projects in the state of Nebraska and is the largest for the University of Nebraska. Once the facility is complete within the next couple of years, the hospital will provide 1,200 jobs at the medical center, 4,657 new jobs in the metro area, and will put $537 million annually into the Nebraska economy.

Professional services, including architecture, engineering, programming, concept development, graphic design and health care consulting is being provided by Omaha-based HDR. The construction manager and general contractor on the project is Kiewit, also based in Omaha.

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