Most infill development on the Upper East Side is residential, but on the East River, several major sites for impending medical projects are now under construction. One of those is at 525 East 73rd Street, where Memorial Sloan Kettering’s David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care is now nearing the finish line, per the latest from Tectonic. The building stands 450 feet and 23 floors to its rooftop, comprising 750,000 square feet, and Perkins Eastman/Ennead are the architects. The site faced substantial opposition from NIMBYs during the approval process, but with cladding now rising, completion is likely within another year or so.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Expansion
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.
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 has topped out and façade installation is well underway on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s six-story Laboratory Medicine Building being built at 327 East 64th Street, on the southern end of the Upper East Side. YIMBY can bring you this update thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The facility, which YIMBY revealed renderings for in 2014, encompasses 95,976 square feet, according to the latest building permits. Laboratories and research areas will be located on two sub-cellar levels and the ground through fourth floors. Offices will be hosted on the fifth and sixth floors. There will also be an outdoor terrace on the sixth floor. The 75-foot-tall structure is being designed by Perkins+Will and is seeking LEED Gold certification. Opening is expected in 2017.
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.