"UPMC is moving forward with plans to make major improvements that will bring more green space and enhanced traffic flow to the vibrant city neighborhood of Oakland.
The project will remove the top six floors of the South Tower (formerly Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh) and portions of the bottom eight floors. The pedestrian bridge between the Falk Medical Building and UPMC Presbyterian also will be removed.
Large-scale demolition of the South Tower is scheduled to begin mid-June. Project completion is anticipated in the summer of 2016."