After finally getting the green light, Cornell just unleashed a slew of new renderings that show what its new Roosevelt Island tech campus will actually look like. At 2 million square feet, the glassy, sustainable, public-space-prioritizing project has tapped the brains of a long roster of respected city architects and firms: Morphosis' Pritzker Prize-winning Thom Mayne; Weiss/Manfredi Architecture; Handel Architects; and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Peruse through the images below to get a feel for the designs of 1) the first academic building, with aspirations for net-zero energy use; 2) the "tech walk" or central campus plaza; 3) the corporate co-location building (which will have students working side-by-side with entrepreneurs and tech-industry professionals); and 4) the first residential building, set to hold 350 units. To give a sense of the import of the project in the eyes of the city, and how victorious arriving at this stage must feel like, Mayor Bloomberg himself appears in the explanatory video full of scalies.
· Cornell NYC Tech: Future Campus [official]
· All Cornell coverage [Curbed]