PHOTOS: Cornell releases new renderings of applied sciences campus

Officials plan to achieve net-zero energy for the campus' academic building.

Cornell Tech officials are promising the future applied sciences campus that will be built on Roosevelt Island won’t look like any other university in existence, as new renderings are released.

The new images show a fully-built campus that sprawls across Roosevelt Island, along with an inside view of the campus’ first academic building. The school is expected to open in 2017, though officials predict it will not be fully built until 2037.

The city accepted the bid for the campus put in by Cornell University and its partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in December 2011. Cornell Tech has since been in a land use review process to determine the best plans for the 12-acre site.

“We are determined to innovate in every aspect of the development, from the way that students, faculty, researchers, industry and the local community are intermingled, to the sustainability of our buildings and their iconic architecture,” Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of Cornell Tech, said.

According to the latest plans, a pedestrian walkway will run through the center of the campus, connecting all of its buildings and leading to a green space called Four Freedoms park.

The university’s academic building is also expected to be “net-zero energy,” meaning its energy needs will be sustained through a rooftop photo-voltaic canopy.

The latest renderings come after Cornell Tech officials said they held talks with people who live and work near the site of the campus.  

“While we officially start the public review process today, Cornell Tech has worked hard over the past nine months to create a robust dialogue with our new neighbors on Roosevelt Island and across the city,” Cathy Dove, vice president of Cornell Tech. “The campus plan was designed to be open to everyone, and we look forward to sharing this unique vision with all New Yorkers over the next seven months and beyond.”

The campus is already accepting applications for a “beta” class of computer science for engineering students who will meet in a temporary location in Chelsea.



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