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Cornell Is Chosen For Roosevelt Island Science School
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.