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Students settle into downtown dorm designed as a home away from home

Of the thousands of students who have flooded into Lower Manhattan in recent weeks, 700 can count themselves extremely lucky. They are the Pace University collegians who have taken up residence at 33 Beekman Place, the new 165,000 s/f student residence designed by Gene Kaufman Architect for the Naftali Group. The 34-story, 385-unit building offers two full floors — more than 3,000 s/f — of amenities. They include a 900 s/f student lounge, an 860 s/f fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows, a screening room, a game room, and a library/study center (the building also has a cafeteria, a laundry room, and a large storage area for bicycles). Said Gene Kaufman, founder and principal of Gene Kaufman Architect, “This home-away-from-home has every amenity imaginable, including spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, One World Trade Center and the East River. Equally impressive, it offers an outstanding level of comfort and a wide variety of thoughtful shared spaces that foster community.” Read more on [Real Estate Weekly] or
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