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Cornell Wants People to 'Collide' on its New NYC Tech Campus

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Source: Wired

Take the F Train to Roosevelt Island and you’ll find yourself on an island in the East River, sandwiched between midtown Manhattan and Queens. Its seclusion and history as an enclave of middle-class families in an absurdly expensive city gives it a small-town feel. People use words like lost, suburban, and eerily quiet to describe the place.

That’s about to change.

Bustling, youthful, and collegiate will more aptly describe the island now that Cornell Tech is building a campus there… The designers envision a campus of shiny, modern buildings on a verdant strip of land stretching about a mile from the Queensboro bridge to Southpoint Park… New York architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill developed the master plan…

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