April 9, 2011

Oak Knoll Hospital Implosion Rattles San Leandro

The implosion of Oak Knoll Naval Hospital rattled portions of San Leandro on Friday April 9, 2011, with residents wondering what that loud noise was. The hospital originally opened in 1968 and was closed in 1996. SunCal Oak Knoll LLC,, the owner of the site, filed for bankruptcy in 2009, putting development plans on hold. The footage above was posted to YouTube by the Associated Press.

Update: Corrected the date that the hospital opened and that SunCal Oak Knoll LLC filed for bankruptcy, not SunCal. Thanks Joe!

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at April 9, 2011 1:24 PM | TrackBack


Thanks for posting video of the Oak Knoll hospital implosion. As a matter of correction, the overall Naval hospital complex (the 167-acre base) opened in 1942; the 11-story building that was imploded was built in 1968. Also, SunCal is not in bankruptcy, but the partnership formed for the Oak Knoll project was placed into bankruptcy following the September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. Lehman was a partner in the Oak Knoll development. Thanks.

Posted by: Joe Aguirre at April 10, 2011 9:58 AM
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