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Quincy Medical Center unveils restored cupola

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  November 30, 2012 09:09 AM

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Photos courtesy of Quincy Medical Center

The new cupola was unveiled on Thursday as Quincy and hospital officials posed for a picture in front of the structure.

Quincy Medical Center unveiled its restored cupola atop the hospital’s Administration Building on Thursday, returning the structure to its original state.

Designed in the grand Classical Revival Style by brothers Paul and Carroll Colettin 1936, the Administration Building’s cupola had fallen into disrepair with broken windows, deteriorated wood trim and cracked and peeling paint.

“We originally had planned to just paint the cupola when we painted the rest of the
Administration Building,” said QMC President Daniel Knell. “But once we took a closer look, it became apparent that a total rehab was needed."

This restoration project is more than just a cosmetic improvement – though a facelift was certainly needed, administrators said.

"It signifies the host of improvements that have taken place throughout the entire facility since becoming a Steward Family Hospital in October of 2011 and the many more that are still to come,” Knell said

Mayor Thomas Koch and state Representative Bruce Ayers joined Knell in addressing the crowd at the unveiling Thursday, expressing their excitement for the progress being made at QMC. Also in attendance were QMC board members, medical staff, employees, members of the City Council, as well as patients and visitors.

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