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NYU Expanding Into Former MTA Headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn

By Alexandra Leon | January 30, 2017 1:57pm
 A rendering of NYU's new technology center at 370 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn.
A rendering of NYU's new technology center at 370 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn.
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BROOKLYN — New York University’s Downtown Brooklyn campus is expanding with a sprawling $500 million high-tech facility.

The university will redevelop the former MTA headquarters at 370 Jay St. into a 500,000-square-foot space that will house additional science, technology and engineering programs, the school said.

NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) — a research and education center that studies data on how cities work — will take up the building’s top floors. Technology incubators and entrepreneurial outreach programs for the university's Tandon School of Engineering, located at MetroTech, will also use the new building. 

“Today’s engineers are at the forefront of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship as they build bridges among disciplines,” said Katepalli Sreenivasan, dean of the Tandon School.

“NYU is equipping the next generation of engineers with the approaches and tools they need to forge a connection between technology and other fields, so we can solve the major problems of the world, creating and utilizing technology in service to society.”

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A rendering of the inside of the new technology center. (Courtesy NYU)

NYU will move the programs into the new building this fall.

The university won a 99-year lease for the building in 2012 as part of the city’s Applied Sciences NYC initiative. 

The new technology center will almost double NYU’s campus footprint in Brooklyn and is expected to bring in 40 new faculty members and 1,100 students, the school said. 

Along with developing the new facility, the school will also be renovating science labs and expanding classroom space at Rogers Hall, Tandon’s main campus, at MetroTech.