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The Rockefeller University Dedicates Biomedical Research Campus

Published 6/6/2019
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The Rockefeller University dedicated the $500 million Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus in May of 2019 in New York. The 160,000-sf complex features the $300 million, 135,600-sf Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building which provides flexible labs, two amphitheaters, offices, conference rooms, a dining area, and outdoor terraces. The two-story, horizontally oriented structure was designed to enhance collaboration and can support over 600 scientific staff. Construction of the biomedical research complex began in December of 2015 and included reconstruction of a crumbling seawall on the East River. The Kravis facility was built in the airspace above a busy road, with 19 prefabricated steel-and-concrete modules, some weighing over 1.5 million pounds, being transported by barge and moved into place by crane from the tidal river. The project team included Rafael Viñoly Architects, Turner Construction, and NYC Constructors.

Organization Project Role
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Turner Construction
Construction Manager