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Kellen Tower Construction Updates

Construction Updates

East River Esplanade Access

To meet the growing demand for our unmatched musculoskeletal care, HSS is investing in new facilities and enhancements to our Upper East Side campus, as well as in beautifying the neighborhood. At the heart of this plan is construction of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Tower, a new medical tower rising above the FDR Drive that will adjoin our current Main Hospital facility. This work has necessitated the temporary closure of the 71st Street Pedestrian Bridge to allow for the completion of foundation work and the installation of a platform over the FDR Drive. We expect to restore access in Summer 2022, pending completion of a NYC Parks Department renovation of the Esplanade between East 68th and 70th Streets, and look forward to continuing our efforts to make critically needed improvements to the Esplanade in coordination with city agencies and our partners in the community. 

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