Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises
- David W. Chen for The New York Times March 22nd, 2017
- Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/nyregion/nyc-cornell-columbia-nyu-campuses.html?_r=0
To see higher education in New York City being transformed, you have only to pick your vantage point.
From the roof of a residential Columbia University high-rise on Riverside Drive, you can watch excavators digging into the earth and workers putting the finishing touches on two new Renzo Piano-designed buildings, the first phase of the school’s biggest expansion in more than a century.
From the tram to Roosevelt Island, you can take in the geometric glass structures serving as the backbone of Cornell’s new technology campus.