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Saturday September 20, 2014

Despite Bid Loss, Carnegie Mellon May Still Build NY Tech Campus

Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, New York

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Though yesterday Mayor Bloomberg announced that Cornell University was chosen for the winning bid  to build a high-tech applied science campus on Roosevelt Island, one of the runner ups, Carnegie Mellon Universty, still holds interest in expanding into the NY area.

In a statement, CMU discussed two proposals of which they are currently working on. The first is a collaborative effort with NYU, another school which was in the original running for the Roosevelt Island campus, to establish a research center in downtown Brooklyn. The second plan includes a partnership with Brooklyn film studio Steiner Studios to build a 50-acre campus specializing in programs for digital media and content technology.

According to The New York Observer, if either proposal develops it would “be an added bonus for the Bloomberg administration. Not only did it succeed in bringing one high-profile tech school to town, but it may well get two for the price of one.”

New York Observer