The Real Deal New York

Columbia University’s new medical center is shaping up

And the sculptural Diller Scofidio + Renfro design is turning heads
November 15, 2014 11:00AM

Nearly two years ago Columbia University unveiled plans for its Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed medical center in Washington Heights. Now the tower is rising, and its bold design is turning heads.

The 14-story building consists of single-pane, full-floor height glass panels, much like those used on the recent World Trade Center and Hudson Yards towers, according to Field Condition and Curbed.

When completed in 2016, the building will host P&S, Nursing, Dental Medicine, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the biomedical departments of the CUMC in its study and teaching facilities. [ Curbed | Field Condition]Christopher Cameron

  • glory glory hallelujah

    No, Buffy, no!

    I have to do this, Dawnie.

  • gross

    It’s disgusting and going to be an eyesore to the area. Seems more like a plea for attention to show what an impact and finances schools have to become real estate developers in this city.

    • rick131

      Looks fantastic. The last thing the city needs is another plain square box building.

  • Callahan

    disturbingly insane