Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Forest City Ratner Topping Out Ceremony For Bridge At Cornell Tech Building - Roosevelt Island To Become New York City High Tech Start Up Innovation Center In 2017

Image From Forest City Ratner Of Roosevelt Island Bridge At Cornell Tech Construction Site

The Forest City Ratner Companies (Forest City) held a topping out ceremony yesterday morning for their Roosevelt Island Bridge at Cornell Tech building.

Image From Forest City Ratner Of Roosevelt Island Bridge At Cornell Tech Construction Site

Forest City tweeted:
According to Forest City:
The Bridge at Cornell Tech, designed by WEISS/MANFREDI and developed by Forest City Ratner Companies, will be a first-of-its-kind building that will house an ecosystem of companies, researchers and entrepreneurs who are focused on catalyzing innovation and the commercialization of new products and technologies, driving economic growth for New York. More info:
Day and Nighttime Images of the Bridge At Cornell Tech From WEISS MANFREDI

The Bridge will open summer 2017 along with the other Cornell Tech phase one buildings:

The Bloomberg Center - in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects. The building is a departure from traditional academic facilities with an open plan and extensive collaborative as well as private work spaces, adapting open plan offices from the tech world to the academic arena. Cornell is aspiring for the building to be among the largest net–zero energy buildings in the United States, with all of its power generated on campus.

A residential building, designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hudson and Related Companies, that will be the first residential Passive House high-rise in the world. Passive House is the strict international building standard that drastically reduces energy consumption while creating a healthier and more comfortable living environment for a fraction of residents’ usual energy costs. The residential building will be for faculty, staff and students to ensure the campus is active 24/7.

When fully completed, the Cornell Tech campus will span 12 acres on Roosevelt Island and house approximately 2,000 students and hundreds of faculty and staff. The campus master plan was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with James Corner Field Operations, and includes a number of innovative features and facilities across a river-to-river campus with expansive views, a series of green, public spaces, and a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor areas. The campus will be one of the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient campuses in the world.
Some facts about the building

and more information available

from the Bridge at Cornell Tech web site.

Here's Forest City President MaryAnne Gilmartin

speaking at the Roosevelt Island June 16 2015 Cornell Tech groundbreaking.

Changes are coming to Roosevelt Island - soon to become the New York City High Tech Start Up Innovation Center.