The Bridge Details

The Bridge is designed to connect industry and academia to spur
the commercialization of new products and technologies.

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A Communal Platform for Ideas

With its flexible space, loft-like design, and common spaces that facilitate interactions between the tech sector's most innovative people and companies, The Bridge is designed to remove physical barriers to innovation.

Built to Tech Industry Specs

The Bridge provides the foundation for the intersection of thinkers and doers.



Take a tour of The Bridge lobby.

Open Source Design Platform

Floor plates that adapt to market drivers, project team size and programmatic demands.

Nuts + Bolts

Team

Owner/Developer
Forest City Ratner Companies

Architect
Weiss Manfredi

MEP/FIRE/IT
Jaros, Baum & Bolles

Acoustical
Arup

Structural
Thornton Tomassetti

Exterior Wall Consultant
Heintges

Lighting
Renfro Design Group

Facts

Building sq. ft.
230,000

Leased to Cornell
89,000

Retail SF/Frontage
6,500 sq. ft./200 linear feet

Real Estate Tax Abatement
10 years + 5-year phase out

LEED
Min. of Silver

Solar
16,500 sq. ft. of rooftop solar panels

Amenities
Bike parking / repair station
Shower & changing room
Rooftop garden / event space
Additional Shared facilities

Building Specs

Structure

  • Floor to Floor Heights — 14'-0" fl/fl
  • Office Floor Loads — 50 PSF LL
  • Floor to Finished Ceiling — 0'-6" Large expanses of column free space. Column spacing varies from 30'-0" – 40'-0" O.C.

HVAC

  • Unit load densities for cooling:
    • Power — 3-1/2 watts/usable sq. ft.
    • Lighting — 1 watt/usable sq. ft.
    • Supplement Condenser Water Cooling Capacity — 1-1/2 watts/usable sq. ft.
  • Infrastructure to accommodate tenant's choice of either perimeter fin tube heating or overhead fan power boxes with hot water heating coils

Mechanical

  • Systems designed to accommodate high density occupancies varying between 84–96 usable sq. ft./person on the office tenant floors

Plumbing

  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures for increased water savings
  • Storm water system inclusive of bio swales to remove debris from run off
  • Storm drainage system incorporates both primary and secondary overflow drains to prevent ponding and water buildup

Electrical

  • 600 kW emergency generator for life safety and critical building loads
  • 6 watts/useable sq. ft. demand for light and power

Flood Protection

  • Bathtub Foundation Design
  • Ground Floor located over 10' above the 100 year flood plane
  • Switchgear located on the roof level
  • Base Building tel/data and security head-end equipment at grade
  • Diverse Points of Entry for Tel/Data