Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Already Planning Migration to $750M Hospital
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another steel beam bolted in place here. Some concrete poured there. And the distinct shape of a spiral staircase climbing to where the atrium will be bathed in sunlight.
Step by step, the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital has been taking shape under the gratified gaze of the director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
“What was really exciting is I get drone images on and on the ground pictures weekly from (DEVCO President) Chris Paladino, who is my partner in designing and developing the building,” said Steven Libutti, MD. “And, the grand staircase which is our spiral staircase that goes from the bottom level up to the top of the atrium is already being installed.
“So, seeing the actual staircase beginning to go in makes it real,” Libutti added.
The Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center has come a long way in the two and a half years since Libutti, Paladino and Mayor Jim Cahill unveiled plans for the $750 million project.