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So Who's Building Right Now? Schools and Scientists

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Over on East 69th Street, the site has already been dug out for Weill Cornell Medical College's new medical research center. But the official groundbreaking is today, which means it's time to take a look at a rendering of the Polshek Partnership-designed project. (This is your cue to look at the image on the right.) When the project's done, the 480,000-square-foot, 18-story building will be Weill Cornell's center for research on cancer, heart disease, global health, and lots of other big topics. "It seems like a rather large project for the neighborhood," writes a tipster. But it's hard to complain about new development that also promises groundbreaking cancer research, and our tipster admits he does like the look of the place. Nor does it seem out of line with the rest of the medical center's buildings in the neighborhood.

Weill Cornell isn't the only scientific research institution working on a new building from a big-ticket architect. Up at 133rd Street and St. Nicholas Terrace, there are plans for a new City University of New York science research center from One Jackson Square creators Kohn Pedersen Fox. This project consists of two 200,000-square-foot buildings, constructed on a rock outcropping to muffle any vibrations that might mess with lab equipment. Nifty, and we can kinda see the One Jax resemblance.
· Weill Cornell Medical College Breaks Ground for New Medical Research Building in NYC [Weill Cornell]
· Unveiled: Advanced Science Research Center [Archpaper]