Explore the Southern Tip of Roosevelt Island in Partnership with Cornell Tech and OpenHouse NY

This two-part OHNY special tour features recent developments on the southern end of Roosevelt Island, including the now under construction Cornell Tech Campus and the recently completed Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. Tour is led by Andrew Winters, Director of Capital Projects and Planning for Cornell Tech and Stephen Martin, Director of Design and Planning for Four Freedoms Park. The hardhat tour will begin with a walk through the Cornell Tech campus. Visitors will be able to see the world’s tallest passive building, designed by Handel Architects, the Bloomberg Center by Morphosis Architects and The Bridge building by Weiss Manfredi Architects. Tour will conclude with a walk south to visit the Louis Kahn-designed Four Freedoms Park to learn about its architect and the memorial’s creation.

Visitors can register for a tour at 1pm or 2:30pm. Tours are one hour. Maximum capacity for each tour is 25 people. Registration is required; registration will open on October 6. 

Information and registration for this tour can be found at OHNY.org

About Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech is a revolutionary model for graduate education that fuses technology with business and creative thinking. Cornell Tech brings together like-minded faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary ideas grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live.

The  Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute embodies the academic partnership between Cornell University and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology at Cornell Tech.

Cornell Tech’s temporary campus has been up and running at Google’s Chelsea building in New York City since 2012, with a growing world-class faculty, master’s and PhD students, and postdocs who work with tech-oriented organizations and companies and on their own startups.

Construction is underway on Cornell Tech’s permanent, sustainable 12-acre campus on Roosevelt Island, with a first phase due to open in 2017. When fully completed, the campus will include 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art buildings, over 2 acres of open space, and will be home to more than 2,000 graduate students and nearly 280 faculty and staff.

About OpenHouse New York

Open House New York provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Through its year-round programs and the annual OHNY Weekend, Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn. Open House New York is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Photo: Cornell Tech Construction Project rendering