An aerial view of the hotel and Verizon Executive Education Center. Image courtesy Snøhetta
The view of the campus from the North. Image courtesy Snøhetta
The courtyard between the Verizon Executive Education Center and the Bloomberg Center. Image courtesy Snøhetta
A view of the hotel and Verizon Executive Education Center from the North. Image courtesy Snøhetta
A view of the Verizon Executive Education Center and hotel from the South. Image courtesy Snøhetta
Earlier this week, the plans for the Verizon Executive Education Center and Hotel on our Roosevelt Island campus were released. The buildings were designed by Snøhetta and are the final part of phase one of the campus.
The two buildings, which are connected by a shared hall, occupy the space nearest to Cornell Tech’s entrance, closer to the Queensboro Bridge, and is meant to be “the front door for the campus,” said Andrew Winters, the school’s senior director of capital projects.
The 195-room hotel will be made of metal panels and glass set upon a platform, which opens out to a outdoor plaza for the community. The lodging will primarily serve visitors from out of town attending business and academic conferences, students and professors from around the world, as well as the general public, according to Winters.
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