There's a new skyscraper in the city that never sleeps, and it's open 24 hours a day. It also happens to be a dorm.
This week, Pace University gave higher education a brand new meaning by cutting the ribbon on 33 Beekman — which at 34 stories and 172,000 square feet boasts of being the world's tallest college residence.
The dorm will house 770 students on Beekman Street in Lower Manhattan, within walking distance of the newly reconstructed World Trade Center. Sitting one block from Pace's main academic building and campus center, 33 Beekman gives students a panoramic view of the Freedom Tower, Wall Street and the East River.
"Our new residence hall at 33 Beekman Street is a transformative addition to our campus and a reminder that Pace is a vibrant presence in Lower Manhattan," said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman, in a statement.