METROTECH — Polytechnic Institute of New York University (now known simply as NYU-Poly) will host a ribbon-cutting at the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, Jan. 20, to officially open a major expansion for the institution — the 120,000-square-foot space at 2 MetroTech that contains the Computer Science and Engineering Department, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, computational labs, classrooms, faculty offices and administrative space.
City and Brooklyn officials will join NYU-Poly administrators and department heads to inaugurate the space.
The expansion is part of both NYU’s city-wide approach to development of new academic space under its “NYU 2031” plan — half of which will be outside Greenwich Village — and NYU-Poly’s “i2e” campus transformation.
John Sexton, president of NYU, and Jerry Hultin, president of NYU-Poly will be on hand to conduct the opening.
Joining them will be Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, City Councilmember Gale Brewer and the following: Robert Steel, deputy mayor for Economic Development; Josh Wallack, COO of the Economic Development Corporation; Tucker Reed, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership; Bruce Ratner, chair and CEO of Forest City Ratner, the landlord; and Kenneth Daly, president of National Grid for New York.
The by-invitation-only event will take place at 1 p.m. in the NYU-Poly lobby of 2 MetroTech Center, corner of Lawrence Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
January 18, 2012 - 11:39am