On Jan. 2, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations’ new NYC headquarters and conference center opened in the historic General Electric building (formerly the RCA Victor building) at 570 Lexington Ave. in midtown Manhattan. Rebuilt with state-of-the-art technology, the new space will enhance ILR’s service to individuals, businesses, unions, government and other institutions, and expand its educational outreach to the thousands of people who take ILR classes in New York City or participate in its training sessions each year.
In addition, nine other colleges, units or programs are moving their New York City operations into the ILR space, while Weill Cornell Medicine has had offices in the building since July 2018.
“This new Manhattan hub creates a shared home for a wide range of Cornell programs and offices in New York City, strengthening our downstate presence, the connections between our upstate and downstate campuses, and the connection between Cornell and New York state more broadly,” said Cornell President Martha E. Pollack. “It will support expanded opportunities for faculty research, student learning and public engagement, all in a wonderful new space that encourages collaboration across many disciplines.”