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    Cornell Plans Medical Tower on York Avenue

    by Kaitlin Bell | February 26, 2008


    1299 York Avenue.

    The hospital-heavy Upper East Side can expect yet another medical arrival, as Cornell’s Weill Medical College seems to be moving ahead with a research facility adjacent to its current campus.

    A building permit application filed this month with the Department of Buildings lays out plans to construct a 20-story tower at 1299 York Avenue, by 69th Street. The school, which has a partnership with New York-Presbyterian, had previously announced plans for a $650 million, 350,000-square-foot biomedical research center at that location.

    The university was tight-lipped with specifics last week. Weill Cornell spokeswoman Myrna Manners declined to confirm the original cost and size figures, saying those were rough estimates released in late 2006 to celebrate a large gift to the university. Ms. Manners also declined to provide updated estimates, or an architectural rendering of the building.

    “It’s at a very preliminary stage,” she said of the project, adding that a long approval process awaits. But, she added, “there are no obstacles.”

    The new project would join Weill Cornell’s new 13-story ambulatory care center, which opened in January 2007 just up the block, at York and 70th Street. Both buildings are designed by New York architecture firm Polshek Partnership, which is also handling projects at the university’s upstate campus in Ithaca. A separate project, unaffiliated with Cornell, is adding medical condominiums on East 75th Street to provide doctors in the clinic-packed neighborhood with office space.

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    This is the how their 13 story ambulatory care building turned out up the block (originally posted by Stern):


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    There are actually going to be two new buildings by Polshek for Cornell. Like most medical towers, their actual heights are a lot taller than their story counts convey.

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    ^ Damn it, Derek. Now you will give the NIMBYs a reason to mobilize.

    So they're demo-ing that plain white building there now and then put up the tower in its place?

    That would be great and hopefully, they'll put in a couple of retail stores on the ground floor of the new tower to give that moribund area some street life.

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    this must be getting funded, at least in large part, by the recent mondo sized donation from sandy w. cornell must sure be happy that he pushed away from the citi table when he did.

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    I really like how the Ambulatory Care Building turned out. I'll assume that this is a sign that the next tower will be just as high quality. Slowly but surely Cornell is ridding that neighborhood of the hideous white brick buildings they own.

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    Does anyone know if this 1960's POC will come down? I hope so.
    I used to live there and hate the area. It's a grungy dump.

    Last edited by londonlawyer; January 7th, 2014 at 04:38 PM.

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    Strangely, I checked the DOB and while there's a NB permit submitted, there is no DM (demolition) permit listed. Usually, it's the DM that shows up first.

    That said, I don't see how anything substantial can be built on that site without first removing all or some part of that building.

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    New York YIMBY update: http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/01/demo...th-street.html



    28 Dec 2013 status:


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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    Does anyone know if this 1960's POC will come down? I hope so.
    I used to live there and hate the area. It's a grungy dump.

    The pic is red-x'd out. Which dump is that?

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    This article contains the photo of the building where londonlawyer lived with his wife when she was a resident at Cornell hospital:

    http://observer.com/2008/02/cornell-...n-york-avenue/

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    foundation work


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    East, thank you for all your updates.

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