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Cornell Tech Dreams Big on Roosevelt Island

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Source: Architectural Record

...To shape the campus layout, Cornell Tech turned to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The firm’s master plan, which eschews the usual collegiate trappings of campus walls and gates, places a series of schematic volumes so that the buildings-to-come would define oblique view corridors of the Manhattan skyline and the Queens waterfront.


Together with the circulation route, the amount of public space provided is considerably more than the 20 percent stipulated in Cornell Tech’s agreement with the city, according to Colin Koop, a design director for SOM.

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