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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Update On Cornell NYC Tech Demolition Of Roosevelt Island's Goldwater Hospital - Work Begun On Last Phase 1 Building Standing, Demolition To Begin On Phase 2 Buildings Soon

Image Of Cornell NYC Tech Demolition Of Goldwater Hospital November 10

Here's the latest

Image Of Cornell NYC Tech Demolition Of Goldwater Hospital November 10

on the demolition of Roosevelt Island's

Image Of Cornell NYC Tech Demolition Of Goldwater Hospital November 10

Goldwater Hospital

Image Of Cornell NYC Tech Demolition Of Goldwater Hospital November 10

to make way

for the new Cornell Tech campus.

According to the Cornell NYC Tech Roosevelt Island construction update:
November 7 - November 21 Look Ahead

Work has begun on Building D, the last building standing in Phase I. Fa├žade demolition is complete and structural demolition by mechanical means is ongoing. Work on the building will be complete later this month, at which point the contractors will begin removing the foundations of buildings D, F, and H.

In the next two weeks, demolition work will begin on buildings G and J in Phase II. This will alleviate congestion on site and create two additional circulation corridors within the site. As part of easing logistics, the construction trailers will be relocated to the east side of the site.

Early infrastructure work along the west roadway is slated to start by the end of the month. The work will include installation of a new ductbank and relocation of a water line. We are currently working with contractors to develop logistics plans and finalize work plans.
An update on Roosevelt Island Cornell issues will be given tonight at the meeting of the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC). According to RICC:
Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC) Membership Meeting and Board Election, Thursday, Nov 13, 7pm, Senior Center, 546 Main Street, 12th Floor. Update on Cornell issues followed by elections. Open to all residents.
Yesterday, Cornell Tech announced a partnership with AOL.
According to Venture Beat:
... AOL and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute announced they’re partnering to build a Connected Experience Lab co-located in New York City and Israel. AOL is contributing millions of dollars to the project.

Researchers in the laboratory will use data analysis to create systems for delivering personalized content as well as new tools for connecting people. Areas of study include human-computer interaction, computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, and social computing. Part of that, put simply, will be innovation centered on developing advertising and video products — an area of keen interest for AOL...
Click here for the entire Venture Beat article and more on the Connected Experiences Lab from Cornell Tech.