David Rockefeller, retired chair of Chase Manhattan Bank, and philanthropy nonprofit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation donated a total of $150 million for the planned two-acre extension of Rockefeller University.
Each of the contributors gave $75 million toward the project that’s expected to cost at least $425 millionz. Plans call for a platform over FDR Drive from East 64th to 68th streets, to hold four new school buildings. The complex will be called the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller River Campus. A two-story flagship property is set to cost $285 million, which is included in the total budget.