CornellNYC Tech Partners With Google For Office Space During Campus Completion
- By Caitlin Moriarity
CornellNYC Tech will receive the use of 22,000 square feet of office space from Google to build the school's presence in New York while its campus is being constructed.
Google will set aside 22,000 sq. ft. of its New York headquarters for CornellNYC Tech free of charge, beginning July 1. CornellNYC Tech will have use of the space for five years, or until CornellNYC Tech has completed building its campus on Roosevelt Island. CornellNYC Tech will have the option of spreading out to 58,000 sq. ft. over the next five years as well.
CornellNYC Tech is part of an initiative by the city of New York to attract tech companies and talent. Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are jointly creating this applied sciences and engineering campus focused on research and graduate study, on New York City's Roosevelt Island.
"We are proud to be launching CornellNYC Tech in what is becoming the center of the tech world," said Cornell President David Skorton, in a prepared statement. "The one missing ingredient has been a pipeline of top-level tech talent, and that is what the tech campus will provide."
The partnership between Google and CornellNYC Tech was announced May 21 at a press conference by Google CEO Larry Page, as well as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell President David Skorton and Technion's Director Craig Gotsman.
For more information, visit cornell.edu.
Caitlin Moriarity is a freelance technology writer based in St. Louis, MO. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.