Fire dam­ages NYU Lan­gone build­ing un­der con­struc­tion

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Jonathan LaMan­tia, Crain’s New York Busi­ness

Fire­fight­ers re­sponded to a twoalarm fire at NYU Lan­gone Med­i­cal Cen­ter last week.

Smoke bil­lowed over part of a con­struc­tion site within the med­i­cal com­plex in Man­hat­tan. The hos­pi­tal is still un­der­go­ing re­pairs for dam­age caused by Su­per­storm Sandy in 2012.

More than 100 fire­fight­ers re­sponded to the blaze, which broke out on the sev­enth floor, New York Fire Depart­ment of­fi­cials said. One per­son was treated for mi­nor in­juries.

NYU Lan­gone is in the mid­dle of build­ing the Kim­mel Pavil­ion, an 830,000-square-foot fa­cil­ity along­side its flag­ship Tisch Hos­pi­tal. The pro­ject’s cost is $1.4 bil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s most re­cent fi­nan­cial state­ments. The pavil­ion is sched­uled to open in 2018.

An NYU Lan­gone spokes­woman said in an email that hos­pi­tal op­er­a­tions did not cease but, as a pre­cau­tion, some pa­tients were moved to other parts of the hos­pi­tal cam­pus.

Of­fi­cials were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the fire, and NYU Lan­gone was still work­ing to deter­mine the ex­tent of the dam­age late last week.

Smoke rises from a fire that broke out at NYU Lan­gone on Dec. 14.

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