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I.M. Pei's New Reagan Hospital

[Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; Credit: Courtesy of UCLA Medical Center]

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, named for dear leader Ronald Reagan, was officially dedicated earlier this week. The earthquake resistance hospital building was designed by famed architect I.M. Pei - is he an official starchitect? Here's the press release hyperbole in full effect:

The new center, which will house the UCLA Medical Center, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, is a technological and architectural masterpiece designed to meet the evolving needs of a 21st-century patient care and research center. It was built with more than 3 million pounds of travertine marble imported from Tivoli, Italy, and will feature the latest technology, including wireless access to reports, lab results, clinical imaging and patient vital signs; audiovisual communications; diagnostics; robotics; imaging systems; and advanced audio and high-resolution video conferencing capabilities. That's a frickin' whole lot of travertine. We got nothing else to say.
· UCLA Unveils Hospital of the Future: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center [UCLA]


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