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Cornell University campus on Roosevelt Island opens Wednesday, six years after chosen by Bloomberg to launch tech school

The new campus of Cornell Tech will open Wednesday. (IWAN BAAN)

Almost six years after Cornell University was named the winner of Mayor Bloomberg’s competition to build a “genius” school on Roosevelt Island, the Cornell Tech campus there will officially open Wednesday.

The school, a partnership between Cornell and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, will relocate from the temporary digs it has had since its 2011 inception to three brand-new buildings in the middle of the East River.

“If you look around the world, what you see is America's great universities opening campuses in countries outside of the United States, and here you have an example of a great American university and a great international university investing their resources not just anywhere in America but in New York,” said Seth Pinsky, 

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