Gallery: NYC Planning Commission Approves Cornell Tech’s Sustainable Ca...

Cornell University overcame a big hurdle in their proposal to build a new tech campus on Roosevelt Island when the New York City Planning Commission gave their plans the green light this week. The proposed campus was approved by the community board last year, and now that it has received the city’s blessing the 12-acre project is set to break ground in 2014 upon the approval of the City Council. The new campus, which was designed in part by both Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Thom Mayne of Morphosis, will feature sustainable initiatives and will create opportunities for community and research collaborations to help further the energy and green development goals of the region.

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