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Google's HQ to Be Temporary Home to City's Tech Campus

Monday, May 21, 2012

Aerial Rendering of New Cornell University-Technion Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island. (nycmayorsoffice/flickr)

Google's New York City headquarters is set to become the temporary home of the city's new applied sciences campus.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that the company will put aside 22,000-square feet of office space for the new CornellNYC Tech program starting this July.

Google Inc. won't be charging the school for the space. The free rent arrangement will last up to five years, or until the its permanent home on Roosevelt Island is completed, whichever comes first.

Earlier this month, WNYC reported about Cornell's partnership with an Israeli-based public research university to create the campus:

Bloomberg has aspirations for New York City to replace Silicon Valley as the place to start new digital technology companies. The new campus, he said, will spin off some 600 such companies in the next 30 years.

With the Associated Press

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