City may have whittled down contenders for tech campus to four

Bloomberg calls both Stanford University and Cornell University "desperate" for the bid

TRD New York /
Nov.November 30, 2011 07:29 PM
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From left: rendering for NYU proposal and Columbia president Lee Bollinger with rendering for Columbia proposal

At a press conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the number of universities vying to develop a new graduate engineering school campus somewhere in the five boroughs — with the help of $100 million capital contribution from the city for construction grants and land — has been narrowed to four, DNAinfo reported.

Bloomberg then backtracked at a press conference, where he was announcing the opening of a playground, today in Queens. “I don’t know that the four is the right number, incidentally,” he said, according to DNAinfo.

Though he would not specify which schools were no longer in the running, Bloomberg called both Stanford University and Cornell University “desperate,” for the bid.

In March, the city had 18 proposals for the campus; by October it was whittled to seven. New York University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Columbia University and Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology have also submitted proposals. [DNAinfo]


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