The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is a full spectrum outpatient cancer care facility located at 530 East 74th Street in Manhattan. The 25-story, 455-foot hospital is the largest freestanding cancer center in New York City.
The center’s vision is to provide an appealing and accessible space that enables patients to receive the latest advances in treatment all under one roof. Alongside state-of-the-art medical facilities, the building was designed with an artful arrangement of human-centered healing spaces, including a healing garden and green‐roofed terraces to promote the well-being of patients, caregivers, and staff.
CANY was contracted by MSKCC to perform Special Inspections of the wall panel systems as required by NYC Building Code. The striking, predominately curtain wall panel system includes a patchwork of metal panels and stone cladding.
Prior to assembly, CANY performed intensive performance mockup testing on the wall system to ensure it met standards for air infiltration, water penetration, thermal transmittance, and deflection of members. The CANY team then inspected the panels as they arrived on flatbed trucks before being hoisted directly onto the building for installation.
CANY’s Sustainability Department also provided an energy analysis of the enclosure to ensure the building was functioning efficiently and in compliance with energy code.