New York City has always been one of the world’s largest hubs for innovation. Cornell University, however, has been a bit too far away from the city to take full advantage. That’s all about to change thanks to a simply amazing new NYC Tech campus they’re building in New York City on a 12-acre spot on Roosevelt Island.
Today, Cornell unveiled 4 new renderings done by the architects Kilograph to paint a picture of what you should expect it all to look like. The designs, as you can see below, are awe-inspiring. Most architectural renderings depict the best case scenario of course. However, you can see what the campus will roughly look like in terms of layout, building size and location, etc.
Cornell NYC Tech will be centered on flexible and dynamic interdisciplinary application hubs instead of traditional academic departments. This model will serve as a focal point for NYC’s tech ecosystem, accelerating existing sectors of NYC’s economy and driving the formation of new technology businesses through close ties to customers and unique domain knowledge. The first three hubs – Connective Media, Healthier Life and Built Environment – reflect NYC’s information economy today and where it’s going. -Cornell NYC Tech
Cornell says the first academic building, depicted below, will be a net-zero energy development thanks to solar panels on the roof. Cornell also went on to announce that this campus is going to see construction begin in 2014 and hopes to open the campus in 2017.
They also said construction will be completely finished by the year 2037. Yes, the year 2037.
In related news, Cornell has announced that they’re now accepting applicants for a beta class of computer science masters students. Those students will take courses at Google’s Chelsea headquarters.