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This article was published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on July 15, 1998. All
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It’s a tale of two office parks — the Princeton Forrestal Center,
the granddaddy of the Class A office parks in this corridor, and the
Carnegie Center, the nimble-footed competitor that aimed to beat the
Forrestal Center at its own game.
When the Princeton University trustees set aside 2,200 acres at the
Forrestal Center on College Road and Scudders Mill Road for commercial
use, it hoped to foster research and development laboratories that
might help incubate technologies discovered by the faculty. But in the
early stages, the Forrestal Center seemed to be dominated by sales
offices and back offices for stockbrokers, banks, and insurance
companies. IBM was there, but with a sales office. So were Merrill
Lynch, First Boston, American Reinsurance — with the exception of
Cytogen the park didn’t have the R&D firms that the trustees
But gradually the back offices are leaving and the R&D firms are
moving in: Hitachi, Taylor Technology, Sarnoff Real Time,
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bracco, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Cytogen, Orchid
Biocomputer, and Physiome Sciences.
The speakers at the U.S. 1 Computer Showcase are a good example:
Siemens Corporate Research and ITXC Corp. are neighbors at 750 and 600
College Road respectively. And the stories by Barbara Fox in the
special Computer Showcase section — inserted after page 26 of this
issue — offer a rare glimpse into what goes on in these corporate
The Carnegie Center, meanwhile, is also in the news, leading off our
Life in the Fast Lane column on page 39. After months of speculation,
the Carnegie Center sale has been consummated. The best news is that
Alan Landis and his Carnegie Center team will remain in place, and
seems certain to be the source of more development in the near future.
For all these reasons it seems to be a good time to celebrate, and to
learn a few things about our fast-moving community as well. We will
have the chance to do both at the U.S. 1 Computer Showcase on
Thursday, July 25, 4 to 7:30 p.m., at Novotel on Route 1 North. These
annual showcases are a great way to meet and greet the cognoscenti of
Princeton’s scientific and technical community. Arding Hsu, for
instance, is among the more than a dozen Siemens scientists who have
been to the showcases, so we didn’t have any trouble persuading him to
let one of the scientists in his department, Michael Wynblatt, appear
on a panel this year.
The lineup includes Wynblatt and Mary Evslin of ITXC (the Internet
telephony firm) on how to use the Internet without a computer. For a
panel on Internet and the Law, Rachel Lilienthal Stark and John
MacDonald of Stark & Stark ask whether someone could be pirating your
home page. Glenn Paul will demonstrate his Touch-Screen Concierge,
Mitch Geier of CECG will do a Windows 98 sleight of hand, and Joe
Brady of Digital Arts & Graphics will give minitutorials on using
Photoshop 4.0. Plus there will be more than 18 exhibitors with the
latest technological knowhow.
It’s all free, but please register. Look on the back page or fax
title, company, address, and phone to 609-452-0033. E-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
In the July 8 story on Biomimetics, U.S. 1 Newspaper erroneously said
that Schoemaker’s Gourmet Pizza had gone out of business. Erik
Schoemaker did close his retail business on Palmer Square in 1994 but
continues to operate Schoemaker’s Gourmet Pizza from a virtual office
at 4371 Provinceline Road (609-921-2854). His wholesale pizza products
are manufactured and packaged in Ohio.
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