Hospital Elevator Tower
The Elevator Tower is a twenty story concrete tower. The tower, which was constructed as part of an ongoing renovation of the medical campus, is directly adjacent to and connects at each floor to the existing surrounding buildings that were built in the early 1960s.
The Elevator Tower provides the existing Hospital with four additional elevators, eliminating overcrowding at the hospital’s original elevator banks. In addition, the tower adds twenty stories of new lobby, meeting and mechanical spaces.
The Hospital needed to remain fully operational during the construction of the 38,000 sf Elevator tower. The superstructure is seismically detailed, reinforced concrete special moment frames and special shear walls.
Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership) in Association with NBBJ