Science Market Update

New Laboratory Building Approved by NYC at Rockefeller University

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jun 18, 2014

A new laboratory building is officially in the works at Rockefeller University after being approved by the New York City Council last month. The two-story, 160,000 square foot building over the FDR Drive will accommodate about 26 labs and 440 scientists. Priced at $240 million, the new lab space will feature a landscaped green roof with two glass pavilions, one for offices and a second to house a cafeteria.

“This new laboratory building is critical to the university’s ability to attract top scientific talent and to sustain our mission of conducting cutting-edge biomedical research, and I am pleased that the project has been embraced by the community and the city,” said Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne. “By shifting labs into the newer spaces, we not only provide our scientists with the infrastructure they need to conduct their best work, but also free up space that can be repurposed to consolidate administrative functions that are currently dispersed or located in temporary offices.”

Rockefeller University’s 73 laboratories in various laboratory buildings conduct both clinical and basic research in a diverse array of biological and biomedical research fields. In addition to having the funds available for constructing new lab space, Rockefeller University also receives research funding from a number of outside organizations. In 2013, the National Institutes of Health gave Rockefeller University $61.4 million in science research funding.


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Site of new lab space at Rockefeller University

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“Our partnership with Council Member Ben Kallos, Community Board 8, and officials from throughout the city has been instrumental in ensuring that this project not only meets the needs of the university, but also the needs of the community in the form of a revitalized waterfront and funds that can sustain it over the long term,” said President Tessier-Lavigne. “We are grateful for the ideas, encouragement and support we received throughout the review process and we look forward to working with them as we move forward with this ambitious project.”

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