$102 Million Perelman Center Extension to be Completed in 2014

November 22, 2011

The Daily Pennsylvanian

The Daily Pennsylvanian reported that a $102 million extension to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine will be built at the current Penn Tower site. Construction is scheduled to begin winter 2012 and is slated for completion by the winter or spring of 2014. The expansion will remedy some of HUP’s aging facility issues and allow for more private hospital rooms. Outpatient services from Penn Tower will relocate to the Perelman Center. Included as part of the project is the construction of a replacement parking garage. Ultimately, the original Penn Tower will be demolished to make room for a new inpatient tower. The project will support 224,000 gross square feet for adjacent ambulatory and diagnostic space and 520,000 gross square feet for patient care, research or faculty offices. The project is also intended to facilitate interdisciplinary care by placing the Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuropsychiatry departments in the same place... Read More