Thursday, January 9, 2014

Presentation On Roosevelt Island Cornell NYC Tech Campus Academic Building Designed By Morphosis Architects Today - Community Board 8 Invites You To Attend

Representatives of Cornell NYC Tech will make a presentation later today before the Community Board 8 (CB 8) Roosevelt Island (RI) Committee of design plans for their new Academic Building to be located on Roosevelt Island.

According to CB 8 RI Committee:
Meeting Date:
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
Meeting Location:
546 Main Street
12th Floor, Roosevelt Island
New York, NY

Presentation by Cornell/Tech of the design for the first academic building and the central utilities plant.

Jeffrey Escobar and Laurence Parnes, Co-Chairs
Cornell NYC Tech is asking the CB 8 RI committee to make a recommendation on the design of the First Academic Building and the Central Utilities Plant so that the full Community Board can vote on Wednesday, January 15. Cornell will be going to the city's Public Design Commission for approval in February.

Arch Daily reports:
... Three buildings have undergone design development since the approval of SOM’s original master plan: the First Academic Building (Morphosis), the Colocation Building (Weiss/Manfredi Architecture), and the 350-unit residential tower (). These facilities will be connected by a quarter-mile-long ‘tech walk’, designed by James Corner’s Field Operations, which serves as a spine that weaves together the ensemble of buildings whilst functioning as a public pedestrian space that spans the campus’ twelve acres....
Image From Arch Daily Courtesy Of Cornell

Here's more on the Roosevelt Island Cornell NYC Tech campus.

Big changes coming to Roosevelt Island.