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WEISS/MANFREDI's "The Bridge" Topped Off at Cornell Tech Campus

WEISS/MANFREDI's "The Bridge" Topped Off at Cornell Tech Campus
WEISS/MANFREDI's "The Bridge" Topped Off at Cornell Tech Campus, Courtesy of Forest City
Courtesy of Forest City

The Bridge at Cornell Tech, designed by WEISS/MANFREDI and developed by Forest City Ratner Companies, has been topped off after starting construction in the summer of 2015.

The building, which begins the first phase of the two billion dollar Roosevelt Island tech campus, will be a first-of-its-kind building that will house companies, researchers, and entrepreneurs who aim to drive the economic growth of New York through the commercialization of new products. The Bridge is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2017, along with two other CornellTech projects.

Courtesy of Forest City
Courtesy of Forest City
The Bridge, Coworking Space. Image Courtesy of Steelblue and Forest City Ratner Companies
The Bridge, Coworking Space. Image Courtesy of Steelblue and Forest City Ratner Companies

The first of those two projects is the Bloomberg Center designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects, which adapts open plan office spaces and brings them into the educational sector with an open floor plan and extensive collaborative work spaces. This building aspires to be among the largest net-zero energy buildings in the country, since all of its power will be generated on the Cornell Tech campus.

Cornell Tech Phase 1. Image Courtesy of WEISS MANFREDI
Cornell Tech Phase 1. Image Courtesy of WEISS MANFREDI

Second, a residential building, designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hudson and Related Companies, will become the first residential Passive House high-rise in the world. The residential building will house staff, faculty, and students.

Once completed, the Cornell Tech campus, designed by SOM and James Corner Field Operations, will span twelve acres and house two thousand students. “The campus will be one of the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient campuses in the world.”

WEISS/MANFREDI Break Ground on "The Bridge" at Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Campus

Cite: Kaley Overstreet. "WEISS/MANFREDI's "The Bridge" Topped Off at Cornell Tech Campus" 14 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/783573/weiss-manfredis-the-bridge-topped-off-at-cornell-tech-campus/>