According to the Lansing State Journal, workers used a massive crane to hoist the first steel beam into place for McLaren Greater Lansing's planned $450 million campus in southwest Lansing on Wednesday morning.

The beam is part of 3,200 tons of structural steel that will be needed to support the nine story facility in University Corporate Research Park.

All 5,200 pieces of steel should be in place by the end of the year.  The hospital is on pace to be finished by early 2022.

The new campus, with a 240 bed hospital as its centerpiece, will replace McLaren's two existing campuses in south Lansing.

The new campus will have a cancer center, medical services building and facilities to support educational opportunities and medical research.