Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Lenox Health Greenwich Village

New York, New York
United States
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

TYLin was on the design team for the comprehensive renovation of the Lenox Health Greenwich Village building in New York, New York.

Located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, this unique five-story structure was designed as a National Headquarters for the National Maritime Union of America by Albert Ledner & Associates and completed in 1964.

Following the building’s acquisition by Northwell Health, the design team undertook a comprehensive restoration and renovation to transform it from a medical office building into the city’s first free-standing emergency department.

Lenox Health Greenwich Village is directly adjacent to multiple New York City subway lines, with a station entrance at the southeast corner of the site. The design team established rules for limiting impacts to the subway, working closely with New York City Transit Authority (NYCT).

The upgraded Lenox Health Greenwich Village includes surgical facilities, imaging services, a modern ambulance bay, which required a cutout in the building’s shell below new built-up channel lintels, and offices for outpatient services.

Project Highlights: 

  • The design team removed a large portion of a second story that was added during the 1970s and reinforced it with carbon fiber reinforcement to accommodate high-tech equipment for emergency services on the main floor.  
  • Work included the design of new rooftop mechanical equipment on steel dunnage behind an architectural screen. 

Image credit: Franco Folini /CC-BY-SA 2.0


Lenox Health Greenwich Village
Commercial Design Award of Excellence, 2018
Docomomo International
Lucy G. Moses Award, 2017
New York Landmarks Conservancy

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