Construction on Cornell Tech’s 26-story residential building on Roosevelt Island is halfway complete, and about 70 percent of the passive house standard building’s facade has already been installed. On Tuesday, a group of reporters got to check out the construction site and go inside the building for the first time. Curbed reports:
After making a stop in one of the under-construction studio apartments on the sixth floor of the building, we were taken to the top floor, which provides views of the Queensboro Bridge and the Manhattan skyline beyond, on one side, and Queens on the other.
Once complete, this building will house a total of 350 units that will be used by both students and faculty at the University. At the time of its completion in July next year, the building will achieve Passive House standards, which will then make it the largest Passive House standard building in the world.
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