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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care. Rendering by Perkins Eastman

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care Reaches 12 Stories at 530 East 74th Street, Upper East Side

Construction is now underway on the 12th floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s 22-story, 750,000-square-foot David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care facility at 530 East 74th Street, located on the corner of the FDR Drive on the Upper East Side. Progress on the project can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. At 524 East 74th Street, work still appears to be ongoing below-grade where a 16-story, 403,000-square-foot academic facility is underway for the City University of New York and the Hunter College School of Nursing. The buildings, which will stand 447 feet and 341 feet to their pinnacles, respectively, are designed by Perkins Eastman and Ennead Architects. Completion is expected in 2019.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care Rises to Fourth Floor, 530 East 74th Street, Upper East Side

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) 22-story, 779,832-square-foot portion of the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, under construction at 530 East 74th Street on the Upper East Side, is now four stories above street level. Work was solely underway on the foundation when YIMBY reported on the project in January.  The latest construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Work appears to still be below grade on City University of New York’s (CUNY)/Hunter College School of Nursing’s 16-story, 750,000-square-foot portion at 524 East 74th Street. MSKCC’s portion will focus on the treatment of various forms of cancer, while CUNY’s portion will focus on research and physical therapy. Perkins Eastman and Ennead Architects are designing the project, and a recent rendering is below. Completion is expected by 2018, with opening scheduled for 2019.


Construction at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care. Photo by Tectonic.

Construction Update: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, Upper East Side

One of the biggest names in cancer care is getting even bigger. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), which has become a large network of centers, both in and outside of New York City, is constructing the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care on the East Side. Located along the FDR Drive between East 73rd Street and East 74th Street, it will not only care for patients, but also have a research element. Thanks to photos from our friend Tectonic, we can see that a fair amount of below-ground work has been accomplished.

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5-17 47th Avenue

CUNY’s Graduate Center Acquires Site At 5-17 47th Avenue For Dormitory Project, Long Island City

The City University of New York’s graduate center has purchased the vacant lot at 5-17 47th Avenue, in Long Island City, from O’Conner Capital Partners for $22.5 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. CUNY plans to build a dormitory for graduate students and faculty. The property could accommodate a building of six stories and 200 residential units, and is located a few blocks from subway stations for the 7 and G trains.


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