HERE IT IS: Stanford's Stunning Plan To Open A Huge New York Campus

Stanford New York Campus

Stanford wants to open a campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, which floats between Manhattan and Brooklyn in the East River.

Eventually, Stanford wants to move 2,400 people – masters candidates and professors, mostly – to the island.

Currently, about 12,000 people live on Roosevelt Island.

There will be business and engineering programs.

The Silicon Valley-based university is competing with a bunch of other schools for the space – Cornell, Columbia, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon, for example.

Stanford has a reputation for working very well with venture capitalists to help turn its engineering students into company-builders. Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin are probably the best examples of how that can work.

Until now, the school has kept fairly quiet about its plans because they are very preliminary.  But last week, the administration explained its plans to its Academic Counsel, and there was video.

The school looked at four possible sites for its New York campus

Farm College on Staten Island and Governor's Island were just too far away

Stanford loves Brooklyn, but the Navy Hospital's neighbourhood is too industrial

So they went with Roosevelt Island, which is right between Manhattan and Brooklyn

Here is what is on the Island right now

The campus would be about an hour away from the major airports

This is a cool map showing how long it takes to walk from the island

Stanford eventually wants to put 2,400 people on the island and use 1.3 million square feet

This is a preliminary plan for the campus. It has a central green, and it's oriented to face Manhattan

Want to know more? Watch the hour long presentation:

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