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Rppsevelt Island

Cornell Tech, West Loop Road, New York, NY, United States

Date and Time

Monday, December 18 2017 - 6 PM

Event Details

Join SPIRE and GSB alumni on December 18th for a tour of the new Cornell Tech campus. Cornell Tech is the first academic campus fully conceptualized and designed for the digital age, bringing together academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and transformational new research, products, companies and social ventures. The campus comprises some of the most innovative, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient buildings in the world.

Cornell Tech was named the winner of then Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s Administration’s visionary Applied Sciences Competition, designed with the goal of diversifying the economy and creating a national for tech hub. New York City officials estimate that the campus will generate more than 8,000 jobs, hundreds of spin-off companies and more than $23 billion in economic activity. The urban campus is built on 12 acres of City land in Roosevelt Island, including seamless integration of indoor and outdoor areas, expansive river-to-river views, and lots of green public spaces.

We will visit the main campus buildings including The Bloomberg Center, The Bridge and The House; however, the tour will focus on The House, the world’s first residential high-rise built to Passive House standards, setting new benchmarks in sustainability and innovation. Monadnock Construction, the builders of The House, will be our hosts for the evening, with a special talk on sustainable construction by project advisors, Steven Winter Associates Inc.
Following the tour, we’ll have drinks and appetizers at the nearby Riverwalk Bar & Grill. The price of the event is $40 per person, please register by December 13th.
This event is open to all SPIRE members, GSB alumni and their guests.