More Insane Renderings of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s New Columbia Med School Tower

  • We’ve already declared it the craziest building in Harlem, so how exciting to come into a whole cache of renderings of the new Diller Scofidio + Renfor tower for the Columbia University Medical Center. They particularly reveal the unusual “Study Cascade” that is the core of the building’s design.

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro is designing a new 14-story med school building for Columbia University Medical Center with Gensler.

  • The lobby, like much of the building, is open to the street.

  • The school is on Haven Avenue between West 171st and West 172nd streets.

  • A cafe typifies the sort of cross-department interaction meant to happen in the "study cascade," the common spaces stacked up behind glass on the southern side of the tower.

  • The cascade also provides some striking views.

  • Ample open space, too.

  • The building rests within the larger CUMC complex.

  • Haven't we seen those benches before, on the High Line?

  • The tower glows at night.