New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city may select multiple universities as winners in his competition to open new engineering campuses to create jobs.
Stanford, Cornell, Columbia and New York University are among the institutions that are bidding for the right to open a campus for technology and applied science, which would include free land and as much as $100 million in infrastructure improvements from the city. The project may create as many as 400 companies and more than 22,000 jobs in its first 30 years, Bloomberg said when he announced the competition in July. The proposals are due tomorrow with results to be announced in January.
I want Roosevelt Island to become Silicon Island. So I’ve launched a new media campaign to help make that happen. And I need your help.
As you may know, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has solicited bids to build an engineering and applied sciences campus in New York City. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is currently reviewing seven offers. But only two of the applicants, Cornell and Stanford Universities, want to build this campus on Roosevelt Island.
The Island is accessible by train and tram, has housing, world-class parks, and other great amenities. It’s the perfect fit for any world-class university and a logical place to put this project.
The Brian Lehrer Show:
Science Campus Winner
Dan Huttenlocher, dean of the Cornell computing and information science department, talks about Cornell University and Israel's Technicon winning a competition to open a science and engineering school on NYC's Roosevelt Island.
The new campus is being designed by architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects. And while it is still in the early stages—the first phase of it isn't expected to open until 2017 and it shouldn't be done until 2037....