Cornell Tech’s 26-Story, 250-Unit Passive House Dorm Tops Out on Roosevelt Island

CornellTECH ResidentialCornellTECH Residential Tower. Photo by Tanay Warerkar for Curbed NY.

Cornell Tech’s 26-story, 250-unit Passive House residential building, dubbed CornellTECH Residential and being built as part of Cornell’s 10-building Roosevelt Island campus project, has now topped out and is receiving its façade. The student and faculty dormitory is roughly 70 percent complete, according to a Curbed NY report. The unit configurations range from studios to three-bedrooms, and amenities include a fitness center and a lounge/dining area with a kitchen on the 26th floor. Handel Architects is behind the design of the residential building, which is set to be the largest Passive House structure in the world.

Cornell Tech Campus

Base of CornellTECH Residential

Construction is also ongoing at three other buildings within the first phase of construction, all expected to be completed in mid-2017. Those buildings, geared towards academics, include the Bloomberg Center, The Bridge, and the Verizon Executive Education Building. Hudson Companies, Related Companies, and Forest City Ratner Companies are developers, while Morphosis Architecture, Weiss/Manfredi Architecture, and Snøhetta are taking parts in the design process. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the master planner.

Cornell Tech Campus

Cornell Tech Campus, image via Cornell Tech

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