Demolition is now complete at 15 Beekman Street, the site of a 27-story academic center and dormitory for Pace University in the Financial District. Designed by Manish Chadha of Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by SL Green Realty, the 338-foot-tall structure will be addressed as 126-132 Nassau Street and yield 213,084 square feet of classrooms, dorms, a dining facility, a library, and a learning center. The building will also have a cellar, sub-cellar, and a 20-foot-long rear yard.
At the time of our last update in late September, the 14-story prewar building on the site was still standing fully intact, as seen in the following photographs. Now it has been fully razed along with the four-story structure by the corner of Beekman and Nassau Streets, and construction machinery and workers are clearing the last bits of debris and rubble from the land behind a perimeter of sidewalk scaffolding and wooden boards.
Now there is a temporary void in the air space above, along with exposed brick lot line walls, and scraps of the two demolished structures being gradually hauled away in truck loads.
The nearest subways from the site are the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, and Z trains at the Fulton Street station.
No official renderings or completion date have been released.