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Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises


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.

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