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Watch the Hess Center and 1214 Fifth Avenue Residential Tower become a part of the Manhattan skyline.

About The Hess Center

Bringing nearly a half-million square-feet of newly constructed medical research and clinical facilities to the area, the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine meets the expansion needs of Mount Sinai's world-class research and clinical programs.

Featuring a layout including six full floors of laboratory space and two floors of outpatient clinical space, the new building increases Mount Sinai's research space by fifty percent.  A full floor is devoted for advanced imaging technologies.  The new space augments existing capabilities in cancer patient care and enables patients to receive multidisciplinary care by a team of doctors and other specialists.

Translational research relating to cancer, cardiovascular disease, child health, genetics, and the brain are also expanding into this building.  Hess Center will bring experts across disciplines together in one state-of-the-art facility—a union of talent and technology designed to advance Mount Sinai's fight against the world's most challenging diseases.

Hess Center Statistics:

  • The building stands at 187 feet tall and has a gross square footage of approximately 500,000 square feet.

  • More than 650 permanent new employment opportunities with an annual payroll of nearly $40 million. These new jobs will include 100 new faculty members, 100 graduate students, 125 postdoctoral fellows, 200 technicians, 35 administrators, 21 engineering jobs and at least 50 building operations jobs.

  • More than 200 physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, medical assistants, registration and financial personnel, and other administrative staff will support the operations of the outpatient facilities located in the building.

  • 400 new patient visits per day are projected.

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1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

"Mount Sinai is a magnet for researchers making critical contributions in every part of the scientific spectrum.  The building of the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine will invigorate basic, translational, and clinical research and help support the bold thinking and disciplined science that can fundamentally change the face of medicine." – Dennis S. Charney, MD Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Health System

"The construction of the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine underscores Mount Sinai’s ongoing commitment to bringing critical therapies from bench to bedside." – Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO, The Mount Sinai Health System.