The new David H. Koch Center of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, or MSKCC for short, arises in New York City. At MSKCC the focus is on the patient, they are already going through a trying time so their stay should be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. As natural light has a proven effect on the comfort of people a design was chosen that ensures lots of daylight can come in. Furthermore, the building’s exterior is broken down into a series of smaller, interconnected units, with protruding and retracting elements that can be used as terraces.

The David H. Koch Center serves as a model for 21st-century cancer care. Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, the facility is part of a complex that is jointly developed by Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) and The City University of New York (CUNY)/Hunter College. In total, this new building comprises 15.384.743 square meters (1,150,000 square feet).

To keep the views and light influx unobstructed XSPlatforms and our Partner Greg Beeche Logistics were asked to provide a facade access solution that would provide access to all protruding and retracting elements. We chose for a telescopic roof car and two interchangable (telescopic) cradles with a total weight of 56.500 KG (124.561 lbs).

BMU specifications

Traversing telescopic roof car
  • Approx. lifting height of roof car: 140 m (459 ft).

  • Telescopic jib with outreach of 35,8 m (117 ft).

  • Telescopic base with a max. height of 6,2 m (20,3 ft).

  • Glass-hook Replacement Unit with a
    max. load of 680 kg (1500 lbs).

  • Two interchangeable (telescopic) cradles of
    10,6 m (34,7 ft) and 5,8 m (19 ft).

  • Standard cradle with an SWL of 453 kg (1000 lbs).