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NewYork–Presbyterian 68th Street Entrance Renovation + Peter and Mary Kalikow Founders Lobby

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New York, New York, USA

Completion: 2013

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.

comfortable environment.

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.

2014 HOK Design Annual  

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