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"New York Real Estate Journal" featured Pace University's ribbon cutting in "Pace University completes $45 million phase 1 project"

02/21/2019

"New York Real Estate Journal" featured Pace University's ribbon cutting in "Pace University completes $45 million phase 1 project"

Pace University has opened the newly transformed spaces in its downtown campus structure, One Pace Plaza, and the adjacent historic building, 41 Park Row, the original home of the New York Times, in a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 28th. This ribbon cutting signifies the completion of $45 million phase 1 of the $190 million project. FXCollaborative was the project architect.

“This is a great moment for Pace University, for our students, faculty, and staff, and for our neighbors,” said Marvin Krislov, Pace’s president. “Our transformed spaces at One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row replace concrete walls with glass ones and open Pace up to N.Y. We’re connecting with our community and helping our students look toward their futures.”

The campus buildings, across from City Hall park and at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, have undergone extensive modernization and technology upgrades as part of Pace’s NYC Master Plan, creating more effective spaces for the university community. The renovations began in the summer of 2017 and were made possible by generous donors, including successful Pace Alumni. The 55,000 s/f in renovations focused on the lower floors of One Pace Plaza, built in 1969, and 41 Park Row, originally constructed in 1857. The revitalized structures include classrooms, collaborative learning areas, student and faculty lounges, event spaces, a new student center and café, administrative offices and a new public art gallery for student artwork.

“We’re bold and big thinkers at Pace University,” said Mark Besca ’81, chairman of the board of trustees. “As we’re moving into the new, digital frontiers of artificial intelligence and big data, it’s clear that the tech companies transforming the world will need the talented professionals that Pace produces. With these new facilities, we’re ready to help drive NY into the next century.”

“This brand new space opens up new possibilities for students and faculty to collaborate and for all New Yorkers to benefit,” said Manhattan borough president, Gale Brewer who has been an ardent supporter of Pace. Brewer spoke of the new spaces as a means for Pace to even more effectively carry out the role of universities in providing opportunities for public educational events, discussions and debates.

“What this space has come to be to us students is more than a new set of rooms,” said Pace Student Government Association president Joseph Colella, whose father, uncle, aunt and cousin are all Pace alumni. “Space is where we find someone and get the guts to ask them about that book they’re reading. It’s where we pass a rival giving a great presentation, fueling our need to work harder. It’s where you spend a couple of all-nighters pulling together your thesis with some tired friends. Simply put – it’s where you find someone and it’s where you find yourself.”

The opening of the newly renovated Manhattan campus is part of an overall transformation of Pace University’s campuses. In 2016, Pace put the finishing touches on a $100 million transformation of its Pleasantville campus.

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"Business Council of Westchester" featured Pace University in "Pace Unveils Major Renovations of Downtown Campus"

02/01/2019

"Business Council of Westchester" featured Pace University in "Pace Unveils Major Renovations of Downtown Campus"

Congratulations to Pace University which this week opened the newly renovated spaces in its signature downtown campus structure, One Pace Plaza, and the adjacent historic building, 41 Park Row. 

The campus buildings, across the street from City Hall park and at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, have undergone extensive modernization and technology upgrades as part of Pace’s New York City Master Plan, creating more effective spaces for the university community. The renovations began in the summer of 2017 and were made possible by generous donors, including successful Pace alumni. 

“This is a great moment for Pace University, for our students, faculty, and staff, and for our neighbors,” said Marvin Krislov, Pace University’s president. “Our transformed spaces at One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row replace concrete walls with glass ones and open Pace up to New York. We’re connecting with our community and helping our students look toward their futures.”

The opening of the newly renovated Manhattan campus is part of an overall transformation of Pace University’s campuses. In 2016, Pace put the finishing touches on a $100 million transformation of its Pleasantville campus.

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"Straus News" featured Pace University in "Neighborhood Scrapbook: NEW PACE SPACES"

02/01/2019

"Straus News" featured Pace University in "Neighborhood Scrapbook: NEW PACE SPACES"

Pace University opened newly transformed spaces in its signature downtown campus structure, One Pace Plaza, and the adjacent historic building, 41 Park Row, the original home of the New York Times, in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday. “This is a great moment for Pace University, for our students, faculty, and staff , and for our neighbors,” said Marvin Krislov, Pace University’s president. “Our transformed spaces at One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row replace concrete walls with glass ones and open Pace up to New York. We’re connecting with our community and helping our students look toward their futures.” The campus buildings, across the street from City Hall park and at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, have undergone extensive modernization and technology upgrades, creating more eff ective spaces for the university community. “We’re bold and big thinkers at Pace University,” said Mark M. Besca ’81, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “With these new facilities, we’re ready to help drive New York into the next century."

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"The Broadsheet" featured Pace University's lower Manhattan ribbon cutting ceremony in "The Pace of Change"

01/29/2019

"The Broadsheet" featured Pace University's lower Manhattan ribbon cutting ceremony in "The Pace of Change"

Renovation Aims to Foster Closer Connection to Downtown Community

Lower Manhattan’s Pace University, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to unveil the recently completed first phase of a multi-year plan to upgrade its campus: the extensive modernization to its signature Downtown structure, One Pace Plaza (built in 1969), and the adjacent historic structure, 41 Park Row (which dates from 1857).

The renovation, which began in 2017, has transformed a campus that takes up multiple square blocks and occupies the site of the former New York Tribunebuilding, in which Pace was founded in 1906, during an era when Park Row was a district of newspaper offices.

The revitalized structures include classrooms, lecture halls, and event spaces. Other amenities include a new 1,700-square-foot art gallery, and a new entrance to 41 Park Row on Spruce Street, which incorporates 8,520 pounds of decorative stone. The project restored a long-vanished entrance on the Spruce Street side of the landmarked building, which served as the original headquarters of the New York Times.

“We’re bold and big thinkers at Pace University,” said Mark M. Besca, chairman of Pace’s board of trustees. “As we’re moving into the new, digital frontiers of artificial intelligence and big data, it’s clear that the tech companies transforming the world will need the talented professionals that Pace produces. With these new facilities, we’re ready to help drive New York into the next century.”

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer observed that, “this brand new space opens up new possibilities for students and faculty to collaborate and for all New Yorkers to benefit.” She also noted that the new spaces provide venues for Pace to host public educational events, discussions and debates. Part of the rationale for Pace’s $190-million renovation project has been to forge a greater connection between students more and the Lower Manhattan community.

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Press Release: Pace University Unveils Major Renovations of Signature Structures in Transformed Downtown Campus

01/28/2019

Press Release: Pace University Unveils Major Renovations of Signature Structures in Transformed Downtown Campus

NEW YORK (Jan. 28) – Pace University opened the newly transformed spaces in its signature downtown campus structure, One Pace Plaza, and the adjacent historic building, 41 Park Row, the original home of the New York Times, in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday.

"This is a great moment for Pace University, for our students, faculty, and staff, and for our neighbors," said Marvin Krislov, Pace University’s president. "Our transformed spaces at One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row replace concrete walls with glass ones and open Pace up to New York. We're connecting with our community and helping our students look toward their futures."

The campus buildings, across the street from City Hall park and at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, have undergone extensive modernization and technology upgrades as part of Pace’s New York City Master Plan, creating more effective spaces for the university community. The renovations began in the summer of 2017 and were made possible by generous donors, including successful Pace Alumni.

“We’re bold and big thinkers at Pace University,” said Mark M. Besca ’81, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “As we’re moving into the new, digital frontiers of artificial intelligence and big data, it’s clear that the tech companies transforming the world will need the talented professionals that Pace produces. With these new facilities, we’re ready to help drive New York into the next century.”

The renovations focused on the lower floors of One Pace Plaza, built in 1969, and 41 Park Row, originally constructed in 1857. The revitalized structures include classrooms, collaborative learning areas, student and faculty lounges, event spaces, a new student center and café, administrative offices and a new public art gallery for student artwork.

“This brand new space opens up new possibilities for students and faculty to collaborate and for all New Yorkers to benefit,” said Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer who has been an ardent supporter of Pace. Brewer spoke of the new spaces as a means for Pace to even more effectively carry out the role of universities in providing opportunities for public educational events, discussions and debates.

Other community members on hand to lend their support were Jessica Lappin, President of the Downtown Alliance; Carlo Scissura, President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Building Congress; Juan Mejia, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital; Jessica Walker, President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; and Anthony Notaro, Chair of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan.

“What this space has come to be to us students is more than a new set of rooms,” said Pace Student Government Association president Joseph Colella, whose father, uncle, aunt and cousin are all Pace alumni. “Space is where we find someone and get the guts to ask them about that book they’re reading. It’s where we pass a rival giving a great presentation, fueling our need to work harder. It’s where you spend a couple of all-nighters pulling together your thesis with some tired friends. Simply put – it’s where you find someone and it’s where you find yourself.”

Architectural firm FXCollaborative and Sciame helped make Pace’s construction a success. For more details, visit: https://www.pace.edu/nyc-master-plan.

About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. http://www.pace.edu

 

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