New York City developer Extell has announced plans to build a medical high-rise on Manhattan’s Upper East Side after spending 10 years assembling land for the site.
The 30-storey building on East 79th Street will contain 37,000 sq m of office and research space, with retail units on the ground and lower-ground levels.
The site is near several hospitals and medical research centres, including New York Presbyterian and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), which focuses on musculoskeletal health and which will occupy 18,600 sq m of the Extell tower.
HSS will house offices for doctors specialising in treating orthopaedic and rheumatology cases.
Designed by New York City-based designer Perkins Eastman Architects, the building will have oversized windows and enhanced air filtration systems.
The site is made up of 10 parcels of land that Extell spent more than 10 years acquiring. The result is a tower with a large footprint that allows for efficient floor plates with mostly column free spaces.
The project is expected to break ground in spring next year, with completion slated for early 2025.
The Extell Development Company is best known for another New York City building, the Central Park Tower, completed in July. This cost $3bn to build and is the tallest residential building in the world (see further reading).