BUILT FOR INNOVATION

The Bridge at Cornell Tech will be a first-of-its kind space for innovation where groundbreaking startups, entrepreneurs, investors and established companies will have the opportunity to be part of an ecosystem custom designed to accelerate the commercialization of new products and technologies that will transform the way we live.

We Believe...

OPEN ENGAGEMENT IS CRITICAL TO SUCCESS.

We’re selecting companies who are interested in being actively engaged in an open, collaborative community of entrepreneurs & innovators who will mutually benefit from sharing ideas, knowledge and industry contacts.

RESEARCH SHOULD TRANSLATE TO COMMERCIAL APPLICATION.

Unlike most academic campuses, Cornell Tech is actively focused on the commercial applications of research. At The Bridge, companies will have the opportunity to collaborate with Cornell Tech teams to develop and prototype new products and technologies.

INNOVATION SHOULD BE QUICK AND LIGHT.

The Bridge will offer a variety of flexible spaces and lease lengths so that companies large and small, new and established, can find a home where they have the freedom to succeed.

DIFFERENT SPACE =
DIFFERENT THINKING.

Our location on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island gives companies and innovation teams the unique opportunity to advance innovation in an intense, creative, productive environment away from the confines and distractions of the mothership.

The Ecosystem

Established Companies

Skunkworks teams focused on short-term special projects.

Incubation space for new acquisitions.

Research groups who can set up shop and get to market quickly.

START-UPS/CO-WORKING

Entrepreneurs in the early stage of developing or testing the market for a new product or technology.

Faculty-launched start-ups and Start-Up Award winning student ventures.

GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES

Start-ups that are growing quickly and are looking for top talent.

Start-ups looking to accelerate by tapping into the resources of Cornell Tech.

CORNELL TECH

Groundbreaking academic teams combining technological entrepreneurship with business acumen.

Home to Cornell Tech’s industry-engaging Studio curriculum and Johnson School tech-focused MBA program.

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Innovation

A CURATED MIX OF COMPANIES FROM DIVERSE INDUSTRIES ARE ON CAMPUS TO LEVERAGE THE RESOURCES OF CORNELL TECH AND STAY AT THE FOREFRONT OF THEIR FIELDS:

Leverage industry resources

Exploration

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Designed With Its Ecosystem In Mind

ESTABLISHED COMPANIES

Suites are right-sized up to 21,000 RSF for innovation teams and incubation activities.

Access to shared amenities and event spaces reduces build out required within tenant space.

Fully customized build outs available.

Opportunities for branding and visibility.

Longer-term leases available.

Established Companies

START-UPS/CO-WORKING

A variety of space types, from benching to offices, allows early stage companies the flexibility they need to grow and contract.

Access to shared amenities and event spaces reduces build out required within tenant space.

Space available on short-term basis with no lease required.

Start Up Companies

GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES

Designated suites available as small as 2,700 RSF with opportunities for densification in place and expansion for the growing start-up.

Access to shared amenities and event spaces reduces build out required within tenant space.

Move-in ready, “plug and play” suites available.

Flexible terms, including 1 – 2 year leases.

Growth Companies

AMENITIES AND EVENT SPACES

LOBBY & GRAND STAIR

The spacious ground floor lobby and grand staircase transforms into amphitheater-style seating to welcome thought leaders and presentations.

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5TH FLOOR EVENT SPACE

On the light-filled 5th floor amenity space, flexible furniture and layout options create opportunities for learning, networking, all hands on deck meetings and more formal events.

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5TH FLOOR COMMON SPACE

Phone nooks, collaboration booths, and a range of work settings allow for anything from introspective work to a brainstorming session. The refuel coffee bar and pantry act as the heart of the tenant amenity zone.

5th floor common

ROOFTOP

The awe-inspiring rooftop, overlooking 360-degree skyline views, is an oasis in the heart of New York City for any event imaginable.

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Sustainability

Cornell Tech’s innovative approach to sustainability and design goes beyond its LEED Silver minimum standard. Sustainable design pushes the edge of current practices and Cornell Tech will be among the most environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient campuses in the world.

LEED Silver Minimum.

Rooftop solar panel array.

Bathtub foundation design.

Ground floor located 10′ above the 100-year flood plain.

Switchgear located on the roof level.

Base Building tel/data and security head-end equipment on ground floor

Diverse points of entry for tel/data.

Efficient water fixtures.

Stormwater capture.

Use of sustainable building materials for construction.

Nuts & Bolts

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/f
  • 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.

Plumbing

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

Mechanical

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

Electrical

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

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

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

Team

Owner/Developer
Structural
Architect
Exterior Wall Consultant
MEP/FIRE/IT
Lighting
Acoustical
Sustainability
Office Leasing