As the proposed plans for a New York City tech campus on Roosevelt Island were released to the public, the centerpiece seems to be a community blending, environmentally friendly cluster of facilities.
|Photo courtesy of Stanford University|
Stanford’s plans call for building a marsh to filter water, extensive use of solar and geothermal power, and recycling water from storm drains.
|Photo courtesy of Cornell University|
Cornell’s plans include four acres of solar panels, and will generate more energy than it uses.
|The facility is a result of a 1996 merger between Coler Memorial Hospital and Goldwater Memorial Hospital. The hospital is in motion to be completely vacated by 2014, making it ideal in the eyes of both universities vying for the land.|
|Some of the facilities from the hospital have been around as early as the late 1930s. Roosevelt Island, originally named Welfare Island, has long been home to many who need chronic care.|
|The Roosevelt Island Tramway connects the island to Manhattan. The tram began operation in 1976, and since than has ferried 26 million passengers across the East River.|
|The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, completed in 1909, connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island.|
|An advertisement for Riverwalk Condos, one of the newest high rise condos on Roosevelt Island that has angered many of its residents.|
|A sign above one of Coler-Goldwater’s lab entrances. Many of these buildings will need serious renovations in order to meet the standards set forth by the school’s proposals.|