See renderings of Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus (slide show)
Check out plans for the massive futuristic and sustainable educational center that aims to attract students, faculty and the general public
Thu Dec 19 2013
Rendering of Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus
Whoa. Roosevelt Island could turn into a glassy, futuristic hub, according to just-released plans for Cornell Tech's NYC campus. Construction on the 2-million-square-foot project will begin in January, and it aspires to be totally sustainable, with net-zero energy use in its main academic building, thanks to a solar-panel canopy on the roof and other green features. There are also plans for a residential complex with 350 units for faculty and staff.
All of the structures will be connected by public open space called the campus's "matrix," and the architects worked to make the area inviting to the public with pedestrian walkways, arts programming, food offerings, and not a single gate, fence or wall. Now if only we could get there by aerial tram…
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