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.
David H. Koch Center
In January, YIMBY brought you construction shots of New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s new 17-story, 733,500-square-foot David H. Koch Center at 445 East 68th Street, on the Upper East Side. At the time, the structure was roughly 14 stories up. Now, DNAinfo reports the project has topped out. The new building also has an address at 1283-1299 York Avenue, and it will serve as an multi-specialist outpatient center and a maternity ward. The maternity ward is being dubbed the Alexandra & Steven Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, and will span floors 12 through 17. Amenities will include dining rooms, conference centers, staff lounges, and a 128-car parking garage. The building, designed by HOK, is expected to open in 2018.