NYU-Poly Expands at MetroTech

METROTECH — “Now that we have space at all corners of MetroTech, we might as well call it innovation square,” said NYU-Polytechnic President Jerry Hultin on Friday.

He was speaking at the ribbon-cutting for 120,000 square feet of newly leased space at 2 MetroTech Center and 15 MetroTech Center. Lifelike computer-created drawings on the wall showed what some of this space will likely look like a year from now, with people working at computer terminals.

In the wake of Polytechnic’s merger with New York University several years ago, there is now a need for more laboratory and computer space, as well as 3-D printers, computers, and offices for doctoral candidates, “post-docs” and others, said Hultin.

In particular, the space at 2 MetroTech will be the new hub for the Computer Science and Engineering Department and part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. NYU-Poly will have a separate entrance on Lawrence Street, where the lobby will feature a full-wall graphic of the Brooklyn Bridge. The offices were previously occupied by the Wall Street firm SIAC.

The space at 15 MetroTech will be occupied by administrative offices, including the president’s and provost’s offices. (...read more)