Cornell's new tech campus on Roosevelt Island got the official go-ahead from the City Council Wednesday, paving the way for the school to break ground in 2014. The 2 million-square-foot applied science and engineering school, first announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Dec. 2011, will occupy the site of the old Goldwater Hospital on the island's southern tip. Councilwoman Jessica Lappin said Wednesday's vote signals the beginning of the construction phase for the campus. "It keeps Cornell well on track to break ground in 2014 and to open the campus in 2017," Ms. Lappin said.
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Cornell Tech Campus Gets Greenlight From City Council
Source: Crain's New York Business