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A groundbreaking was held in early July for the New York Public Health Laboratory, a city-operated facility adjacent to Harlem Hospital

City Breaks Ground on Public Health Laboratory Adjacent to Harlem Hospital 

City officials recently broke ground on the new NYC Public Health Laboratory, which will be located adjacent to the Harlem Hospital complex on 137th Street. New York City Economic Development Corporation is managing the construction on the facility, which will be operated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

“We can’t afford to wait for the next pandemic to strengthen our public health infrastructure,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “The NYC Public Health Laboratory will bring a state-of-the-art facility to Harlem to serve and protect the public health of all New Yorkers. 

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 10-story, 240,000-square-foot building was designed with staff wellness in mind and will comply with New York City’s new resiliency and sustainability regulations. The $454-million building will be designed to meet LEED version 4 Silver and be a resilient structure with all critical building systems located above the current 100-year flood plain. 

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