Cornell Is Chosen For Roosevelt Island Science School

Only three days after Stanford pulled out of the bidding, rival Cornell is to be announced as the university chosen to create a new science graduate school on Roosevelt Island.

For Mayor Bloomberg, it is a chance to leave a lasting legacy that he hopes will make the city a leader in computer engineering and on par with Silicon Valley and Boston, Massachusetts.

Cornell's plan for an SOM designed campus includes four acres of solar panels, 500 geothermal wells, and 2.1 million square feet of space for more than 2,000 students. The city will provide the land, currently the site of a little used hospital, as well as $100 million in infrastructure improvements.

Full Story: After Yearlong Competition, Mayor Is Said To Pick Cornell For Science School

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