In a little over a month, Islanders may be able to view the progress of construction at the Cornell Tech site via a webcam. The camera, providing a 24/7 view of the campus as the build-out continues, was announced at an April 26 meeting of the Cornell & Community Construction Task Force.
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They’re ba-ack! Con Edison hopes to start work this Sunday evening connecting gas to our new gas main, representatives from Con Edison (ConEd) informed Islanders in a presentation before the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Wednesday night. Although they are still awaiting final permission from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), that permission seems likely. ConEd was clear that none of this work will impact Island gas service.
Con Edison is upgrading the gas infrastructure on Roosevelt Island and will be working at Main Street near Capobianco Field beginning at 7am on Tuesday May 31, 2016 and continuing around the clock through 7am on Saturday June 4, 2016.
The north end of the Island will soon boast its own active construction site. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin construction at their site, located just south of the Octagon, in April. The work is expected to extend through August of 2018. The project includes the installation of piping and tanks as part of a decades-long effort to upgrade the City’s aging water infrastructure.
Cornell Tech presentation to community focuses on PS/IS 217, with an update on construction.
Cornell Provides Barging Figures
Cornell has been listening. In a Cornell Community Task Force meeting last week, the University supplied the trucking and barging specifics that the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC) has been seeking.
Over the next four years, the morning-rush crunch at the subway will get worse, according to an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared for Cornell University. However, during that period, most new riders will come from the increased population in Southtown – the new Riverwalk buildings – rather than from the opening of the Cornell NYC Tech campus in 2017.
Cornell Tech Campus Rising Fast
by Sara Metzidakis
Cornell Tech gave representatives of area media their first construction site tour this week.
Happy 2017! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and that you have been staying safe and warm during the recent snow storms.
In 2012, concerned with the impact Cornell Tech construction would have on the Island, a collection of 37 Island organizations came together to form the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC), a watchdog group focused on monitoring Cornell Tech’s construction plans, and advocating for Island interests. Ultimately, RICC drew up a list of community demands, many of which were included in Cornell Tech’s contract with NYC.
The Tram will get glass elevators in Fall, 2017.
Finally, someone has a plan for the old Tram cars! The original cabins, which currently sit gathering dust behind Motorgate, were included as part of the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space, a project outlying future development goals for the park just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
The construction work on Main Street is on schedule to be completed in early 2017, according to Allan Drury, a Public Affairs Manager for Con Ed.
Jennifer Klein, Cornell Tech’s assistant director for strategic capital partnerships, has been searching for the right partners for Cornell Tech’s hotel and executive center for over a year. “We wanted a partner that understands university campuses, and has a unique, community-focused approach to their projects,” she said.
Last week, representatives from the New York Public Library (NYPL) presented the plans for our new branch, revealing a space that more than doubles the Island’s current library in both square footage and resources.
Get used to the lines. Only one Tram car is running for the remainder of November.
Still Questions: Cornell Barging vs Trucking
To date, all the work on the site south of the Queensboro Bridge has been demolition, with most of the debris removed by barge, but...
For Island swimmers frustrated with having to go off-Island to get their chlorine fix, there is finally some promising news.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has scrapped its latest search for a contractor to build two new elevators at the Manhattan Tram station, and will instead send out a new request for proposals in the coming weeks, said RIOC President Susan Rosenthal at a recent RIOC Operations Committee meeting.
Cornell Tech held a community update Thursday night (October 1).