U. at Buffalo medical campus will bring 2,000 students, faculty downtown — VIDEO

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo participated in the milestone “Topping Off” at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The governor signed a steel beam that was raised and placed atop the eight-story, 628,000-square-foot facility which is expected to be completed in 2017. The project marks the largest such medical education building currently under construction in the nation. Upon completion, the new medical campus will bring more than 2,000 students, faculty and staff to the heart of downtown Buffalo.

“This new medical campus will further cement the University of Buffalo’s position as a national leader in the delivery of quality, affordable healthcare,” Cuomo said. “By moving this state-of-the-art facility downtown, we will continue to transform this city into a thriving, vibrant hub for 21st century medicine, research and technology. This project will strengthen the Western New York economy while better connecting thousands of students and faculty with world-class research and development opportunities for decades to come.”

Image and video courtesy of Gov. Cuomo’s office

Source: Gov. Cuomo’s office

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