Construction Videos

See the latest construction work happening on Essentia Health's Vision Northland project in Duluth, Minnesota.

Construction Time-Lapse: Second Street

Date Range: Dec. 4, 2019 to Sept. 1, 2020
Watch construction between First and Second streets from Dec. 4, 2019 to Sept. 1, 2020.

Vision Northland: Second Street Area - December 2019 - September 2020

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A time lapse of a construction site. Large machines excavate piles of rock and soil from a space among buildings. As time passes, snow covers the ground and melts. Earth movers continue clearing two areas of land, flattening and smoothing. A tall crane tower is built of scaffolding. Two foundations are laid in concrete on the ground. On one, scaffolding is put up around them and concrete walls are constructed. Earth movers, trucks and cranes continue moving piles of rock and soil. Rain briefly wets the construction site. A second structure of concrete walls is raised. On the first structure, metal beams are positioned and more floors are added. The new building rises higher, blocking the view of the building behind it. Workers walk along the ground and up a scaffold staircase to reach the floors of the new structure.

Construction Time-Lapse: Superior Street

Date Range: Nov. 25, 2019 to Sept. 1, 2020
Watch construction near Superior Street from Nov. 25, 2019 to Sept. 1, 2020.

Vision Northland: Superior Street Area Time Lapse - November 2019 - September 2020

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A time lapse of a construction site. Large machines excavate a strip of land between a road and a building, close to a large body of water. As time passes, snow covers the ground and melts away. Trucks haul loads of rock and soil. A foundation of concrete is laid and covered by plastic. Scaffolding and walls are constructed on the foundation, building upwards with tall cranes. Near the first foundation, more rock and soil are cleared and a second foundation is laid and walls are constructed. In the first structure, heavy metal beams create the structure of a large building, then on the second foundation. . Floors are constructed across the beams connecting the structures into one large building. Workers move along the levels of the building and cranes place heavy materials on the upper levels. The construction continues upwards with more beams and floors added to create 5 levels above the first. The open sides of the building are covered with a fabric.

Vision Northland: 1 Year Anniversary

This video shows a before and after perspective of the Vision Northland project site at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota.

Vision Northland: 1 Year Anniversary

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Text, July 2018, Vision Northland Project Site. From above, we see a complex of multi-story buildings tightly packed together in a urban area. From another angle, we see a pedestrian walkway towering over a street that connects to buildings on the waterfront. Several grassy areas with small trees are next to the medical complex.Text, September 2020, Vision Northland Project Site. From above, we see that several buildings have been demolished in the construction site. There are several tall construction cranes in use. New buildings are in the process of being built from the ground up in a block-wide area. A multi-level tower is in progress next to the waterfront area.From above, we slowly move from left to right over the construction area and move towards the lake. The shell of a new building is in progress with the construction cranes being used inside the perimeter.We move past the new tower with eight levels in progress and one construction crane behind it. A small street runs along the complex and separates it from the waterfront area.We continue to float by the downtown medical campus under construction as we move out and over the lake. We can see a tower with eight floors under construction with the new buildings behind it. The complex is surrounded by existing buildings on all sides in the lakefront urban area.We continue to float by the construction area and we can see the new project site from all sides.

Construction Time-Lapse

Date: July 2020
Watch progress being made on the Vision Northland Project during the month of July 2020. 

Construction Time-Lapse

Date: June 2020
This time-lapse shows the construction of Essentia Health's Vision Northland Project in June, 2020.

Truss Installation

Essentia Health (Duluth, MN 6/08/2020)
This video shows the process of installing an 80,000 pound truss during the Vision Northland project.

Construction Time-Lapse

Date Range: May 4, to June 1, 2020
Watch work near Superior Street from May 4-June 1.

148th Fighter Wing Fly-over

Essentia Health (Duluth, MN 5/13/2020)

Construction Time-Lapse

Date Range: Apr. 1, to Apr. 20, 2020
Watch work near Superior Street from April 1-20, and the arrival of structural steel beams.

Construction Time-Lapse

Date Range: Feb. 3, to Apr. 1, 2020
Watch site preparation and the building of footings and walls at the corner of Fourth Avenue East and First Street from Feb. 3 to April 1, 2020.

Construction Time-Lapse

Date Range: Feb. 1, to Feb. 28, 2020
Watch progress on the building’s foundations and walls from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28.

Tower Crane Installation

Essentia Health (Duluth, MN 1/31/2020)
Watch snippets of the three-day process to erect a massive construction tower crane for Vision Northland. The crane was erected at the end of January 2020.

Construction Time-Lapse

Date Range: Jan. 1, to Jan. 31, 2020
Watch work near the intersection of Superior Street and Fourth Avenue East, including the building’s first foundations.

Ramp Demolition

Date Range: Dec. 5, 2019 to Jan. 2, 2020
Watch crews demolish the parking ramp.

Construction Time-Lapse

Date Range: Nov. 25 - Dec. 12, 2019
Watch as construction progresses on the Vision Northland project.

Rock Blast Video

Essentia Health (Duluth, MN 12/03/2019) 
Watch a video of a rock excavation blast at our construction site.

Watch progress on the building’s foundations and walls from Jan. 31 to Feb. 28.