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Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus readies for its September debut

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Three buildings will be complete this fall as part of the first phase of development

Photos via Field Condition

The first three buildings at Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus are nearing completion, just in time for their official opening in September. New photos by Field Condition have captured the three buildings in the finishing stages.

The tallest of three is the residential building designed by Handel Architects. The House at Cornell Tech, as this building will be known, features 350 apartments for students and faculty members, and will also be the tallest building in the world built to passive house standards when it is complete.

Right next to that is Weiss/Manfredi-designed tech incubator building, The Bridge at Cornell Tech. That building will offer 230,000 square feet of space and house a mix of entrepreneurs, academic researchers, and tech companies. There will also be 6,500 square feet of retail at the building.

The last of the three is the more showy-looking Bloomberg Center, that’s designed by Morphosis Architects. This will be the main academic building for the campus, and will also come with a cafe and a terrace. Like the other buildings on the campus, this too places a strong emphasis on sustainability, and will get its energy from geothermal wells, and solar panels.

Also part of this first phase of construction are the Snøhetta-designed Verizon Executive Education Center, and the on-campus hotel, both of which will open in 2019. The overall campus will be built in three phases, though the last phase isn’t expected to wrap until 2043.