by Sara Lewis and Darrin S. Joy
Web surfers across the globe can now keep abreast of construction progress on two new City of Hope landmarks: the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics and Tumor Immunology and the Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center.
Strategically mounted Web cameras continually monitor each of the buildings, feeding updated images to City of Hope’s public Internet site every 15 minutes.
|Webcams offer birds-eye views of new construction on campus. (Photo by p.cunningham)|
The cameras provide a continuous feed to the City of Hope intranet site, so employees can see video of construction activities in real time.
“For security reasons, we can’t provide a continuous video stream to the public site,” said Frank Simmons, senior director of Web and Internet marketing. “We do have that available on our internal network,” but employees must have streaming video access rights to view the live video, he added.
Simmons encouraged City of Hope employees and supporters to spread the word about the video links. “This is exciting stuff; it gives our supporters a chance to see tangible evidence of the progress we’re making,” he said.
The public can view the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center construction at www.cityofhope.org/beckmancenter and the Amini Center construction efforts at www.cityofhope.org/aminicenter. Employees can view live, streaming video of each at www.coh.org/beckman-center and www.coh.org/amini-center, respectively.