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Cornell Tech’s Campus: In and of Roosevelt Island

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Source: Cornell Tech

At just under two miles long and 787 feet wide, Roosevelt Island is a pedestrian paradise with fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, miles of wide sidewalks, and plenty of parks to traverse. It's also home to several forward-thinking projects from the 20th century and now the transformative Cornell Tech campus.

The history and people of Roosevelt island are the perfect complement to the university's goals of being tech driven, outward facing, and community oriented.

"We were big advocates for the Roosevelt Island site for Cornell Tech because it was within walking distance to mass transit and had reasonable transportation time to major hubs within the city," said Colin Koop, New York design director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

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