1 Pace Plaza

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Coordinates: 40°42′41″N 74°00′18″W / 40.7114°N 74.0051°W / 40.7114; -74.0051

Maria's Tower, One Pace Plaza, by David Shankbone.jpg
Alternative namesPace College Civic Center Campus
Printing House Square
Maria's Tower
General information
TypeUniversity building
Address1 Pace Plaza
Town or cityFinancial District, Manhattan, New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°42′41″N 74°00′18″W / 40.7114°N 74.0051°W / 40.7114; -74.0051
Construction started1968
Height199.36 feet (60.76 m)
Technical details
Floor count18
Design and construction
Architecture firmEggers & Higgins

1 Pace Plaza, completed in 1969, is the flagship building complex of Pace University in New York City, specifically designed for Pace. It is located directly across from the City Hall and adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, and houses most of the classrooms, administrative offices, a 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) student union, the 750-seat community theater of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, the Peter Fingesten Gallery, and an 18-floor high-rise known as Maria's Tower. Floors 5-17 of Maria's Tower houses approximately 500 freshmen residents and the 18th floor holds university administrative offices.

1 Pace Plaza is on the former site of the New York Tribune Building. It was built during the urban renewal project of the 1960s known as the Brooklyn Bridge Title I Project, which included the South Bridge Towers on Gold Street, the Beekman Hospital (now New York Downtown Hospital) and the World Trade Center.

The architect designers of One Pace Plaza were Otto R. Eggers and Daniel P. Higgins firm Eggers & Higgins of New York, architects of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. Israeli sculptor, Nehemia Azaz, working with Paul Lampl, Chief Designer at Eggers & Higgins, created the "Brotherhood of Man" copper prismed sculpture that still adorns the Pace Plaza entrance on Frankfort Street in NYC.[2]


  1. ^ "Pace Plaza". Emporis. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Sculptures Added To Facade of New Campus". Pace Alumni News: 2–3. October 1970.

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