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Cornell Wins Contest for Science Campus on Roosevelt Island

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[Proposed Cornell University plan for Roosevelt Island. Courtesy of Cornell University and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.]

A short three days after Stanford dropped out of the competition to build an applied sciences and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island (but nearly a week too late for the island's Curbed Cup bid), Cornell is to be announced as the winner today, the Journal, Times, Daily News and every other media outlet report. Cornell announced Friday that it had received a $350 million gift for the creation of the campus, which probably didn't hurt its case. (The city has promised the contest winner the Roosevelt Island land and $100 million.) Cornell's plan is for an SOM-designed campus with four acres of solar panels, 500 geothermal wells, and 2.1 million square feet of space for more than 2,000 students. Classes are set to start next fall. In the meantime, a refresher on the Cornell plan in the gallery above.
· Cornell wins campus bid [WSJ]
· Bloomberg is said to pick Cornell for Science School [NYT]
· Stanford Withdraws from Competition for Science Campus [Curbed]