NewYork–Presbyterian 68th Street Entrance Renovation + Peter and Mary Kalikow Founders Lobby
New York, New York, USA
NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital is one of
Designed to represent the sophisticated
designed in the 1920s and site improvements
Manhattan’s founding institutions. The neo-
technology and advanced medicine inside,
extending to the curbside drop-off area.
gothic complex was built to anchor the
a modern glass and stainless-steel canopy
Upper East Side at a time when the area
replaced the original cloth awning. The new
Accessibility improvements, mechanical
north of Central Park contained only
entry pavilion creates a protected
upgrades and security enhancements
farmland and sparse development.
walkway with natural ventilation, shading
enrich the patient experience. Upgrades
and public seating. The inviting canopy
to the existing lobby reduce energy use,
The main entrance withstood time,
reﬂects the identity of the hospital while
improve pedestrian ﬂow and create a more
renovations, expansions and neighborhood
paying homage to its history.
growth until 2009, when the hospital
◄ main entry
determined that the entry no longer properly
In addition to the iconic new entrance pavilion,
represented its image. The heavy, dark doors
the project includes the interior restoration
were visually uninviting and difﬁcult to use.
and renovation of the historic lobby originally
2014 design annual
8,240 sq. ft. / 765 sq. m.
Published on Sep 3, 2014
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