Renderings for Lenox Hill Hospital’s Show Two Towers on the Upper East Side

Lenox Hill hospital expansion, rendering by Ennead ArchitectsLenox Hill hospital expansion, rendering by Ennead Architects

Plans for a Lenox Hill Hospital expansion have been in the works for sometime now, and renderings show a 41-story residential building on part of the hospital’s Upper East Side property. This 490-foot-tall condominium tower will sit on the corner of East 76th Street and Park Avenue and include about 200 units, while a second 30-story tower will be built on the opposite Park Avenue corner at East 77th Street. This structure will include a “mother-baby” hospital wing as well as operating rooms, patient rooms, and programmable shared community spaces. The proposal calls for a total of 1.3 million square feet, up from the hospital’s current 780,000 square feet at 100 East 77th Street.

Lenox Hill hospital expansion, rendering by Ennead Architects

Lenox Hill hospital expansion, rendering by Ennead Architects

As reported in Westview News, the financial weight of overhauling Lenox Hill made the project nearly impossible to accomplish without “monetizing” part of the hospital’s real estate. The residential tower was added so “we could offset costs for rebuilding Lenox Hill,” said Michael Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health.

Lenox Hill hospital expansion, rendering by Ennead Architects

Lenox Hill hospital expansion, rendering by Ennead Architects

The project has been broken up into three phases to allow for the continued operation of hospital facilities while the new development is constructed. It is unclear when construction will begin or when the expansion is expected to be completed. Northwell Health revealed the renderings in early March and presented them to the community approximately 2 months ago.

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3 Comments on "Renderings for Lenox Hill Hospital’s Show Two Towers on the Upper East Side"

  1. Sounds like it will need to go through the City’s land reform review, aka NIMBY whine fest. No doubt the usual outrage about the towers being too tall and such.

    • Native New Yorker | June 10, 2019 at 9:42 am | Reply

      I don’t think anybody is going to complain about a hospital being built, that is something everybody needs and can use. But hundreds of empty high rise, money laundering condos, is something we can live with out. Stop blaming NIMBY’s for trying to stop these greedy developers from building these projects that do nothing but hurt the community and displace the locals from their long time homes, they are the ones who turn this city around to what it is today. The fact that they are closing hospitals to build mega developments, for people who aren’t even from this city or just use it as a vacation home is sad. We are in the middle of another housing crisis and nothing is being done to solve the problem. I’m not against building in NY, in fact thats what makes this city great but we have to control some of these projects so they don’t get out of hand and serve the people of this city.

  2. David in Bushwick | June 10, 2019 at 9:23 am | Reply

    The medical and pharmaceutical industries in our nation are run by criminals. They pay politicians to make sure the highest prices in the world are charged to people who are sick and need help. It’s beyond shameful.

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