Emergency Updates For the NYC Campus

An Update on What's Happening in NYC

We are thankful that no members of the Pace Community were hurt or injured during the partial collapse of a parking structure at 57 Ann Street near our New York City Campus.

We have been given approvals by City officials to return to our two campus buildings—33 Beekman Street (a residence hall) and 161 William Street (office and classroom space)—after City inspectors determined those buildings are safe and structurally sound.

Out of an abundance of caution, all classes scheduled at 161 William Street will be held online and staff there will work remotely for the remainder of the week because of expected noise disruptions relating to the demolition of the nearby parking garage.

We are monitoring the situation closely and continue to work with city leaders and building inspectors to ensure the health and safety of our community

For more information, please contact the Pace University Public Affairs Office.

Emergency Alert Updates

April 21, 11:09 a.m.

As we’ve previously shared, demolition of the Ann Street parking structure began Wednesday. Due to the disruptive demolition work, our building at 161 William Street, will remain closed now through the end of the Spring 2023 semester. Our building at 161 William Street shares a wall with the former parking structure on Ann Street. This wall requires repair work. This work involves continuous disruptive noise, vibration, and physical obstructions, which will make learning and working in 161 William Street challenging for our community. Read the full message to the Pace Community.

April 19, 6:25 p.m.

161 William Street will be closed for the remainder of the week and the closure will be re-assessed. More information regarding 161 William will be forthcoming as we have it.

  • Our building is sound and has been cleared by experts for occupancy. However, due to potential disruption caused by noise from the nearby demolition, the building will remain closed.
  • All classes at 161 William Street should be moved to a web-assisted modality. The Provost’s Office will be communicating directly with faculty regarding room assignments and space issues.
  • As soon as we are able to facilitate it, we will make arrangements for faculty and staff to retrieve items from the building.

April 19, 12:00 p.m.

Beginning today, the City will start a ‘round the clock’ operation of extracting vehicles from the collapse and performing controlled demolition on the parking structure. Please be advised that if you are near the site, you may hear noises or experience rumbling vibrations as the City completes its work. NYC officials have confirmed that it is safe to be in the general area. Read the full message to the Pace Community.

April 18, 9:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 19, all NYC classes typically held in person in 161 William will proceed in a remote format. Staff with offices in 161 William should shift to remote work for Wednesday, April 19. After inspection, the New York City Building Department has cleared residential students to return to their rooms in 33 Beekman tonight. It has been deemed safe for occupancy.

April 18, 5:04 p.m.

Please be advised, following the partial collapse of a building near our NYC Campus, all classes on the NYC Campus will be canceled. 33 Beekman and 161 William have been evacuated and accommodations are being made for our residential students.

April 18, 4:31 p.m.

Please be advised of a building collapse near the Pace NYC Campus. Members of the community should avoid William, Ann, and Fulton streets. Continue to monitor the Pace University website for updates.

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For all other questions:

  • NYC Campus: (212) 346-1800
  • Pleasantville Campus: (914) 773-3400
  • Haub Law Campus: (914) 422-4300

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