Another Midtown surface parking lot can officially be relegated to the history books as Emory University’s nearly half-billion-dollar project in a prime Peachtree Street location is finished.

Emory officials and city dignitaries gathered Tuesday to cut the proverbial ribbon on the new 17-story Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, the latest addition to Emory’s Midtown campus. It broke ground just before Thanksgiving in 2019. 

Spread across 3 acres, the $440-million facility claimed a surface parking lot where Peachtree Street meets Linden Avenue, just south of the Fox Theatre. A $200-million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation—Woodruff, a longtime Coca-Cola president and philanthropist, established Winship in the 1930s—made the project possible.

Fun fact: Each letter in the facility’s name is 11 feet tall, with an average weight of 600 pounds.Courtesy of Emory Midtown

Lobby of the LEED Silver-certified facility. Courtesy of Emory Midtown

The facility is expected to open to patients Tuesday, with 80 inpatient beds and six operating rooms, expanding Winship’s oncology services and bringing them together under one roof. Other features include a wellness center, Starbucks café, a cafeteria, 453 parking spaces, and a retail pharmacy and boutique for patients.

Emory summarizes the facility’s functionality as follows: “Nearly all the services the patients need—from diagnostics and doctors’ appointments, to infusions and support services—will be brought directly to them in the care community by multidisciplinary care teams specialized in their cancer type.”

Find a closer look at Emory’s latest addition to its Midtown/downtown portfolio—not far from Emory’s newish, 3,000-space parking garage—in the gallery above.

The $440-million project's Peachtree Street facade. Courtesy of Emory Midtown

[CORRECTION: 8:09 a.m., May 5: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the ribbon-cutting event happened Wednesday, not Tuesday.] 


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