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The Bridge Unveiled at Dedication for Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Campus

WEISS/MANFREDI's design for The Bridge was revealed on Wednesday, September 13th, during the dedication ceremony for Cornell Tech's new campus on Roosevelt Island. The building, developed by Forest City New York, supports the university's efforts to fuse entrepreneurial and academic ambitions at the heart of New York City's growing tech sector.

One-third of the 235,000-square-foot building hosts Cornell Tech studios, labs, classrooms, and event spaces, while the upper levels are dedicated to a mix of technology-focused companies and start-ups. All of the occupants share central, light-filled circulation spaces with panoramic skyline views and lounges that encourage social interaction and collaboration.

Anticipating environmental challenges such as rising sea levels and increased flood risk, The Bridge is designed for maximum resilience with an entry floor that rises seven feet above the 100-year flood plain. A canopy featuring 24,000 square feet of solar panels shelters the building's landscaped roof terrace and defines its silhouette, further signaling the campus-wide commitment to sustainability.

The Bridge was also recently published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the article here.

September 8, 2017

Photo Credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto Photography