Urban Fold

First Look at Cornell's Winning $2 Billion Tech Campus

New details and a visualization from Cornell University's winning proposal to create a "game-changing" applied sciences and technology campus on New York's Roosevelt Island.

Cornell University, based in Ithaca, New York, worked with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa on a $2 billion proposal for a 10-acre campus on Roosevelt Island. The City of New York offered the site free, along with providing $100 million for infrastructure work in an effort to create centers of innovation, "the way Stanford University has helped seed innovation in Silicon Valley", writes James Russell in Bloomberg News.

"The first 150,000-square-foot building would generate as much power as it would use... In Cornell's proposal, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, people move through multilevel interior courtyards lit by sun sliding between arrays of photovoltaic panels."

Curbed now has the proposed renderings, and BetaBeat features animated aerial view of the proposed NYC Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island emerges.

"If built today, the campus's 150,000-square-foot core academic building would be the largest net-zero energy building in the eastern United States and among the top four largest such buildings in the United States."

The Cornell-Technion proposal includes an enrollment of 2,500 students, 300 faculty and 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art classroom and research space. The campus is expected to generate $23 billion in economic activity over the next three decades, Bloomberg said, as well as $1.4 billion in tax revenue. Building it is expected to create 20,000 construction jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs to operate it.

Thanks to ArchNewsNow

Full Story: Stunning Aerial Video of How Cornell-Technion Campus Will Change the Landscape of New York


Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95
Red necktie with map of Boston

Tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.