Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital Of Newyork-Presbyterian Begins The New Year With "Topping Out" Ceremony

January 10, 2002

**Celebration Marks Completion of Steel Beam Work**

WHAT: A “Topping Out” Celebration will mark the completion of the structural steel beam work for the new Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian. When the nine-story, 250,000 square-foot facility is completed, it will be one of largest and most technologically advanced children’s hospitals in the world. Located at 165th Street and Broadway on the site of an old parking lot adjacent to the existing Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, the $120 million facility is scheduled for completion in March 2003.

WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2002 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Coffee & Hot Chocolate Reception 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. “Topping Out” Ceremony

WHERE: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian construction site Broadway at West 165th Street

WHO: Herbert Pardes, MD, President & CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Cynthia N. Sparer, Executive Director, Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian

Donors & Invited Guests

WHY: A traditional “Topping Out” ceremony to mark the completion of the first major phase of construction for the Hospital’s new highest-state-of-the-art pediatric medical and surgical facility, and to reaffirm New York City’s role as a leader in health care.

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Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Children, New York City