Welcome to Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Construction Project site.

This website is designed to provide updates to the community about construction progress and provide a forum for important construction announcements for the project.


About the Project

Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age.

From 2012-2017, the campus was temporarily located in Google’s New York City building. In fall 2017, 30 world-class faculty and almost 300 graduate students moved to the first phase of Cornell Tech’s permanent campus on Roosevelt Island, continuing to conduct groundbreaking research, collaborate extensively with tech-oriented companies and organizations and pursue their own startups. When fully completed, the campus will include two million square feet of state-of-the-art buildings, over two acres of open space, and will be home to more than 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of faculty and staff.


Community Hours in the Cornell Cafe

Cornell Tech’s Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations Jane Swanson has “office hours” in the cafe on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Please stop by with any questions you may have – and learn more about the campus.


VIEW THE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE ARCHIVES 2014-2019