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.
Now that construction is wrapping up on the first phase of Cornell Tech‘s Roosevelt Island campus, and opening is expected in the summer of 2017, per Crain’s, officials are moving ahead with additional pieces of the master plan. Plans were recently presented to Community Board 8 for the Executive Education Center and Hotel, DNAinfo reported.
An anonymous Bronx-based LLC has filed applications to redevelop the severely dilapidated three-story commercial structure at 15-20 Central Avenue, in Far Rockaway, into a five-story school building. The redevelopment will incorporate the stand-alone four-story structure that exists behind the three-story building. The project will encompass 75,440 square feet and will rise 62 feet above street level. The school, which will likely be private, will have a gymnasium, cafeteria, administrative offices, classrooms, and conference rooms. William Leung’s Financial District-based architecture firm is the architect of record.
Construction is nearly complete on Columbia University’s nine-story, 557,149-square-foot Jerome L. Green Science Center building, located at 605 West 129th Street, on the corner with Broadway in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. The facility was built as the first phase of Columbia’s Manhattanville campus expansion.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is proposing to build a 600-seat middle school at 38-04 48th Street, located on the corner of Barnett Avenue in northern Sunnyside. Before the SCA can purchase the property, the City Council must first approve the project. Community board meetings are currently underway, DNAinfo reported, and feedback will be accepted until November 4. The site is currently occupied by a two-story parking garage structure designed by Clarence Stein, the architect behind Sunnyside Gardens, although the property is not located within the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District. At this point, the SCA has not made a decision whether to demolish the structure or incorporate it into the school if the project were to move forward.