New permits have been issued for NYU’s expansion at 400 East 34th Street, which will give rise to the 21-story Kimmel Pavilion; the page on the project indicates it will be for the Langone Medical Center.
For a 21-story building, the project will be oversized, as it will comprise 850,000 square feet of space, and stand 359 feet tall. NYU has released renderings of the tower, which depict a large glass box; while it may be lacking in detail, it will be a hospital, and providing ample light and air is the most important aspect of any medically-oriented design.
While the building may not be iconic, it will serve an important function, consolidating Langone’s acute clinical care resources under one roof. With the expansion underway, NYU will be better able to serve patients, and the Kimmel Pavilion will help maintain New York’s position as a leader in medical care and research.
With permits approved, construction on the Kimmel Pavilion can now begin. Completion is expected in 2017.
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