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January 17th, 2003, 09:29 PM
I've lately traveled around Harlem and seen a few construction sites. So far I know the one of these sites is the start of the Harlem Center. It's 14 stories and will probably be a mall/ office building.

January 18th, 2003, 01:44 AM
> How come no one knows details on Construction in Harlem?

Probably because the forum is primarily dedicated to skyscrapers and the neighborhood of Harlem is generally not the first thing people think of when they think of skyscrapers.

That said, this forum is "Skyscrapers and Architecture", and Harlem certainly has buildings.

As a new member of the forum, if Harlem is of particular interest to you, and especially if it is something you have an informed authority to speak on, by all mean we welcome the contribution.

Welcome to the forum.

January 18th, 2003, 05:18 AM
Harlem also receives less media coverage; therefore development there is hard to keep track of unless you're an attentive local.

January 18th, 2003, 05:34 AM
Aack! *What an unfortunate truth and reality! *:(

January 18th, 2003, 10:45 AM
I'll do a thread one day. It's a lot of construction but mostly 6-10 story residential buildings. Here's the Harlem Center by the way, it's older design was better.



January 18th, 2003, 11:40 AM
By using SEARCH function of the forum, I have found 5 threads about Harlem that might be of interest:

The Apollo Theater (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=3&topic=45), Hotel Theresa (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=3&topic=44), Harlem Center and Gotham Plaza (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=3&topic=43), The Hamilton (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=3&topic=80), Some views of Harlem (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=1&topic=39).

TLOZ Link5
January 18th, 2003, 01:55 PM
Most high-rises in Harlem are generally housing projects, like Schomburg Plaza at Central Park North and Fifth Avenue; or Taino Towers in the Hundreds on Third Avenue. *There's also a scattering of mid-rise office towers, like the State Office Building down the street from Harlem Center (it's the really ugly building in the background of Stockton's rendering).

And welcome to the board, Dominicano! *Glad to have you around!

January 18th, 2003, 08:20 PM
Thanks people.

April 20th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Harlem Hospital to receive $225.5 million upgrade

April 20. 2004

Harlem Hospital Center, part of the city's Health and Hospitals Corp., will receive $225.5 million from the city to fund a five-year renovation program.

The money will be used for the modernization and expansion of the 117-year-old hospital, including the construction of a new patient pavilion on Lenox Avenue from 136th to 137th streets.

The new structure will be home to the emergency department, critical care and diagnostic units, and new operating rooms. Three older buildings will be demolished as part of the project. The hospital also plans to convert existing four-bed rooms into two-bed and single rooms with bathrooms.

Harlem Hospital treats nearly 80,000 emergency room cases annually and more than 32,000 patients use the hospital clinics.

Copyright 2004, Crain Communications, Inc

TLOZ Link5
April 20th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Back in the early 1990s Harlem Hospital was considered the worst in the City: antiquated equipment, inhospitable staff. Some of the staff there always carried cards on their person which read "Do not bring to Harlem Hospital in the event of an emergency." If the quality of care at that hospital has not changed (which I doubt, considering the massive progress in the past decade), then this upgrade is sorely needed.

April 21st, 2004, 01:57 AM
April 21, 2004

City Planning Expansion of Hospital in Harlem


Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg yesterday announced a major modernization and expansion of the Harlem Hospital Center, among the most storied and financially troubled hospitals in the city's public system, and said the city would contribute $225.5 million to the effort.

The rehabilitation of the center, which has suffered financial setbacks and other problems in recent years, will take place over five years and will focus on the improvement of its buildings and clinical services. The changes will transform the center into "a 21st-century hospital," Mr. Bloomberg said yesterday during a news conference at the hospital.

The capital financing for the project will be included in the mayor's executive budget for the 2005 fiscal year, which Mr. Bloomberg will release on Monday.

Harlem Hospital opened its doors in 1887 and has remained an important symbolic institution in the heart of Harlem, resisting efforts of previous administrations to shrink its size. During the 1990's, when patients began flocking to the many other hospitals in upper Manhattan, Harlem Hospital began to serve as a stark example of the city's overpopulated hospital system. It lost patients to other hospitals at a faster rate than any other center in the city's 11-hospital system.

But the center has improved its standing in recent years, becoming one of a handful of hospitals in the city to receive very high marks from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The upgrade of the center, made up of seven buildings over two blocks, will expand it by 20,000 square feet. Three antiquated buildings will be demolished and replaced with a new patient pavilion on Lenox Avenue. A new emergency department will replace the current one. The new hospital center will offer 320 beds, down from the current 400, a move reflective of trends citywide as hospital stays have shortened.

Copyright 2004 The New York Times Company