For now Cornell University’s Tech campus is located in Google’s building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
But it’s widely expected that when Cornell’s new 2-million-square-foot tech campus opens on Roosevelt Island in 2017, the young leading minds of a new era will pour into Long Island City via the Queensboro Bridge for work opportunities and cheaper residences than Manhattan—as well as a world-class skyline view.
That long-awaited boon for the Queens tech community just took another step forward as Weiss/Manfredi Architecture filed an application with the Buildings Department Monday for the new corporate co-location office building on the campus.
The new 188,603-square-foot building will be six stories tall, according to the city filing, and will have a 38-car parking garage. There will be space within the building for students, faculty and firms on campus, according to Cornell.
The building is filed for 1 Main St. on Roosevelt Island, which is technically in Manhattan, and the land is owned by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Forest City Ratner Companies is developing the building.
In addition to the corporate co-location building, there will be a residential building, designed by Handel Architects, which includes 350 student housings units, with a mix of one, two and three bedroom suites.
Amenities in the residential building include a roof deck, gym, bike room, lounge and various media rooms, according to Cornell. In total there will be housing for 2,000 students and 280 faculty members.
The future campus will have 2.5 acres of new green space, including an outdoor campus plaza called the “Tech Walk” with outdoor benches and trees.
Architect firm Morphosis is designing the first academic building on the campus, which will feature academic classrooms and facilities.