CUMC Medical and Graduate Education Building

Curtain wall installation continues at Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler's 14-story building for the Columbia University Medical College. Most of the panels are up on the west façade, where the first panels appeared late last year. More of the non-uniform structural beams, clad in a white shell,  are also apparent on the west façade. The cladding of the east façade has started as well, with fully opaque panels at the base that transition in a gradient to fully transparent panels at the southern end. While structurally fully formed in concrete, the "Study Cascade" still awaits its enclosure, which will be a crucial detail that determines how successfully the constructed building achieves the powerful concept in the renderings.

Looking north on Haven Avenue.

Southeast corner from Haven Avenue.

Southeast corner from Haven Avenue.

South façade.

Southwest corner.

Southwest corner.

West façade detail.

East façade.

East façade detail.

 East façade from West 171st Street.

East façade from West 171st Street.

Northeast corner from Haven Avenue.

ArchitectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro with GenslerProgram: Education; Location: Washington Heights, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.