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9/20/17

People, SOM in the Press

The City of the Future is in Beta Testing at Cornell's New Tech Hub

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. . . New York is composed of five boroughs, but because of its role as the city’s economic center Manhattan has historically received the most attention when it comes to investment and public transit. That’s beginning to change, and Cornell Tech is emblematic of that post-Manhattan thinking, a philosophy Colin Koop–a design director at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the architecture firm behind Cornell Tech’s master plan–says is on the rise. “As New York City grows, it becomes less reliant on Manhattan,” Koop says. “It’s a fully realized set of boroughs. . . . It’s not just a heart and a periphery.”

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