Roosevelt Island

Architecture, Green Design, Roosevelt Island

The first building of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus officially opened on Wednesday, set to be the first net-zero university building in New York City. Known as the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center, named after former Mayor Michael Bloomberg who donated $100 million for the project, the four-story 160,000-square foot academic building will be the intellectual nerve center of Cornell Tech. Designed by Morphosis Architects, the building has a photovoltaic canopy and an aluminum-paneled facade.

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While visiting the major, most popular attractions of New York City can be fun, it can also be stressful, overwhelming and full of selfie-taking tourists. However, the great thing about the Big Apple is that plenty of other attractions exist that are far less known or even hidden in plain sight. To go beyond the tourist-filled sites and tour the city like you’re seeing it for the very first time, check out 6sqft’s list ahead of the 20 best underground, secret spots in New York City.

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  • Never worry about working late again. At 6:00pm the desks retract up to the ceiling in this Amsterdam office. Get ready to be jealous when you watch the video on Co. Exist.
  • Architizer shares the super informative infographic, “The World’s Tallest Buildings.”
  • Subway-riding germaphobes can rest easy this flu season. Gravitytank and Betabrand have released the Germinator Transit Jacket to ward off unwanted coughs and sneezes. Check it out on designboom.
  • Hook-on high chairs, convertible beds and more: Brick Underground rounds up the must haves for living with a little one in NYC.
  • Whatever happened to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Island? The Bowery Boys have the answer.

Images: The World’s Tallest Buildings via Control Surveys (L); Germinator Transit Jacket via Betabrand (R)

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