A senior official in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will oversee the planning and construction of Cornell's tech campus, the University announced Thursday.
Andrew Winters, who founded Bloomberg's Office of Capital Project Development, has an "unparalleled" record of leading complex projects in New York City, Cathy Dove, vice president of CornellNYC Tech, said in a University press release. The tech campus on Roosevelt Island is expected to cost approximately $2 billion and be built over 30 years.
"The CornellNYC Tech campus has captured the imagination of New Yorkers as a way to elevate our position in the world of technology and to provide a promising new direction for the city’s economy,” Winters said, according to the press release. “It will be very exciting to work on such an important project in the service of a world-class institution like Cornell.”
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