Construction Update: Koch Center for Cancer Care

Northwest corner from East 74th Street.

Construction is underway at the Koch Center for Cancer Care, which will feature two science and medical facilities sharing a single site on the Upper East Side waterfront. Memorial Sloan Kettering will offer outpatient treatment programs with its 750,000-square-feet cancer care facility. CUNY-Hunter College will house academic science and nursing facilities in their 336,000-square-foot Science and Health Professions building.

Northeast corner from FDR Drive.

The building massing breaks down what would be a dense extruded volume into a series of smaller, interconnected chunks. Voids in the overall massing allow for outdoor terraces.

Looking up at the east facade.

Facade installation is underway at the east and south facades. The facade features terra cotta and glass panels of varying sizes that create a vertically oriented pattern. Vertical terra cotta fins of varying depths also contribute to the pattern while offering shade and mitigating the effects of solar heat gain and glare.

Facade panels installed at the southeast corner.

Southeast corner from FDR Drive.

Close-up of the facade panels at the southeast corner.

Southeast corner from FDR Drive.

Panels installed at the south facade.

West facade from East 73rd Street.

Architect: Ennead Architects with Perkins Eastman; Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti; MEP Engineer: Jaros Baum & Bolles; Curtainwall Consultant: Entek Engineering, LLC, Heintges & Associates; Client: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, CUNY-Hunter College; Program: Outpatient Cancer Care and Research; Location: Upper East Side, New York, NY; Completion: 2019.