Friday, June 20, 2014

St. John's brands 51 (or 101) Astor Place



St. John's University continues to prep its new 71,000 square feet of space for its Manhattan campus here at 51 Astor Place/101 Astor Place/the IBM Watson Building/Death Star, etc.

According to a release about the move from December:

The new location will house St. John’s School of Risk Management, a key division of the University’s Peter J. Tobin College of Business and a global leader in risk and insurance education and training.

The School of Risk Management contains the Kathryn & Shelby Cullom Davis Library, which comprises the world’s largest collection of risk and insurance literature, policies, and related documents, and serves as a center for study and research for students of risk management, insurance, and actuarial science around the world.

The location will also be home to The Language Connection, St. John’s intensive English language institute, and to continuing professional education and other academic programs.

St. John's plans to be ready for the fall semester. The new site replaces the school's Manhattan campus in Tribeca, which the University sold for $223 million in July 2013.

Meanwhile, we've already spotted several students walking to their new campus...


[Random photo from last week by Derek Berg]

7 comments:

Gojira said...

What's next, tearing down a historic building so St. John's can build dorms for their business-school frat bro's?

Anonymous said...

God forbid people get an education...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:22, Don't feed the trolls.

Anonymous said...

Wait, students will be living in the Death Star?!

Makeout said...

The mask. The Death Star. I just got that one. Moving slowly today.

Anonymous said...

These are the droids you're looking for. Help me Obi-Wan, you're my only hope.

Let's go Redmen! St. John's, where the former director of fundraising embezzled money for her personal use and treated the interns as her personal slaves. Talk about Risk Management. Yeah, that's edumacation for you 'aight. Point is EV, a residential area, is being turned into not only a broville but also a campus where its graduates stay in frat mentality and behavior. So this is perfect. Now they don't have to wait to graduate or for the weekends towreck havoc in the neighborhood. They can begin right away and Woooooo in perpetuity, with their Bachelor's in being a bachelor. These are the trolls, IRL.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't St. John beheaded? Long live Deathstar!