Prudential Life Building Razed For MD Anderson Expansion

The former Prudential Life Insurance Building was demolished early yesterday morning. The twenty-story building was razed to make way for new facilities at the Texas Medical Center.

The former Prudential building site will eventually house an expansion of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Susan Lipka is the center’s associate vice president for capital planning.

“We have a master plan for that site that we had started with the development of the Mays Building, which opened in 2005 on that site. And the idea is to create a second clinical building that would mirror the Mays Building, which has outpatient exam rooms in that facility, as well as diagnostic and treatment facilities.”

Lipka says it’ll be at least five to seven years before construction begins. MD Anderson estimates the construction cost at $383 million.


Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew Schneider joined News 88.7 in January 2011. Since arriving in Houston, he has reported on the many changes wrought on the region’s economy by the revolution in domestic oil and gas production. His non-energy reporting runs the gamut from white-collar crime to cattle ranching. His work has aired on...

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