Architectural Rendering of 74th Street ComplexMemorial Sloan Kettering and The City University of New York/Hunter College propose construction of an outpatient cancer care facility and a science and health professions building between East 73rd and East 74th Street along the FDR Drive.
Photo of Current Site from FDR Drive and Corner of 74th StreetThis former Department of Sanitation garage site along FDR Drive has been vacant since 2008. It was optioned to sell in 2011 by the City of New York to be redeveloped to create or expand a healthcare, educational, or scientific research facility.
Aerial Photo of SiteMemorial Sloan Kettering’s outpatient cancer treatment facility on East 74th Street will comprise 60 percent of the property (750,000 gross square feet), and CUNY’s portion will comprise 40 percent (336,000 gross square feet). CUNY’s building will house its School of Nursing, science research labs, and physical therapy program. Memorial Sloan Kettering will care for patients with many types of cancer, including hematologic cancers, head and neck cancers, and thoracic cancer.
Street Level Rendering on 74th Street, Facing FDR DriveAt ground level, CUNY/Hunter’s setback glass façade will provide a wide and welcoming entrance for students, faculty, and staff. The Memorial Sloan Kettering entrance will include a covered patient drop-off area and valet parking for the on-site parking garage to help ease traffic flow along the street.
Rendering of Building Viewed from the East RiverThe 74th Street complex is designed to complement the existing architectural landscape of the neighborhood. Currently, there is no access to the waterfront at this location, and this will remain the case due to entry and exit points along the FDR Drive as determined by the city. To improve open space in the neighborhood, we propose to fund a local park identified by the Parks Department within a mile of the complex.