Exterior Work Finishes on Verizon Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel, on Roosevelt Island

The Graduate Roosevelt Island (background) and Verizon Executive Education Center (foreground). Photo by Michael Young

The finishing touches are wrapping up on the Verizon Tech Executive Education Center and the adjoining Graduate Hotel at 22 North Loop Road on Roosevelt Island. Designed by Snøhetta, the 18-story hotel is managed by Graduate Hotels and will contain 224 rooms, while the four-story education center will feature a number of spaces for academic conferences, executive programs, seminars, and workshops. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the master planner and Hudson CompaniesRelated Companies, and Brookfield are developing the entire Cornell Tech campus, which sits just south of the Queensboro Bridge’s central span.

Looking north at the Cornell Tech campus. Photo by Michael Young

Recent photos from around the complex and from the grassy hills to the south show the finished look of both buildings’ façades. Only the walkways, ramps, and entranceways to the buildings currently await completion. The stone material for these plazas can be seen through the constriction fence in wooden crates. The floor-to-ceiling glass panels have been installed on the first story of the Graduate Hotel and sit draped in temporary white plastic sheets.

The Graduate Roosevelt Island (foreground) and Verizon Executive Education Center (background). Photo by Michael Young

The Graduate Roosevelt Island. Photo by Michael Young

The Graduate Roosevelt Island. Photo by Michael Young

The top of the Graduate Hotel features an outdoor terrace that faces south and west. The glass railings are all installed and the interiors behind the glass wall appear to be taking shape.

The Graduate Roosevelt Island. Photo by Michael Young

The Verizon Executive Education Center. Photo by Michael Young

The Verizon Executive Education Center. Photo by Michael Young

The campus will come with a new rooftop bar, a restaurant, a cafe, academic event spaces, and four 50- to 75-seat classrooms.

The Graduate Roosevelt Island (background) and Verizon Executive Education Center (foreground right). Photo by Michael Young

The contrasting architectural façades of the hotel with its metal panels and the tech center with its tight array of wooden and aluminum make for an interesting juxtaposition.

The Graduate Roosevelt Island. Photo by Michael Young

The Verizon Executive Education Center. Photo by Michael Young

It’s unclear when construction will fully finish on the Verizon Tech Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel, although the end of the year is certainly possible.

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1 Comment on "Exterior Work Finishes on Verizon Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel, on Roosevelt Island"

  1. Such a shame that the first tower at the Cornell Tech campus (by Gary Handel) is so architecturally uninspired.

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