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Physical Plan

The Exchange will be an extraordinary waterfront campus where innovative buildings and dynamic landscapes welcome visitors, inspire researchers, and ensure the collaborative exchange of climate solutions within a global showcase of sustainable design and engineering.

The physical expression of The Exchange on Governors Island will buttress the programs, serving as a living laboratory that itself is a subject of study. The Exchange’s physical presence and far-reaching programs will work in concert to accelerate climate research on coastal urban environments; display findings; pilot new building technologies; engage the workforce throughout the construction process; and host programs that bring cutting edge insight from academia, industry, government, and communities to life. The Exchange will demonstrate sustainable and circular infrastructure of the future.

Renderings provided by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)