The site is located in the centre of the city, at the threshold between the University and the Hospital / School of Medicine. This part of the city is characterized by the divide created by the Route 34 Corridor, an incomplete urban highway project, and the distinctive, two-storey Air Rights Parking Garage. To date, several master plan studies have attempted to resolve the obvious problems associated with this divide. The 55 Park Street Laboratory is the first building which serves to link the two halves of the city and take full advantage of the amenity provided by the Air Rights Parking Garage.
The project links the hospital’s adjacent North Pavilion Cancer Center with the Air Rights Parking Garage via a series of ramps and bridges. Primary access is through the Air Rights Garage (abutting to the east), with additional pedestrian access off the street at the corner of Park Street and South Frontage Road.