Cornell Tech opened its new campus on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday. Cornell Tech opened its new campus on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday. View Full Caption

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ROOSEVELT ISLAND — Cornell Tech, touted as the first campus built for the digital age, officially opened its first phase Wednesday with some of the world’s most energy-efficient buildings and aspirations to turbocharge the city’s tech sector.

“This helps bring New York City back to the future,” said former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who helped spearhead efforts to create the campus.

Cornell Tech, a partnership between Ithaca’s Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, was tapped by the city in 2011 to build


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