Move to Lower Manhattan Becomes Official
Financial District, NEW YORK– King's signed a 12-year lease Tuesday, May 2 for 52 Broadway, Dean of Students David Leedy announced via email to the student body Tuesday afternoon. "The move is designed to facilitate the rapid growth of the College and increase the influence of King’s in New York City and around the world," TKC's May 2 press release stated.
The move will begin June 1 and take an estimated three weeks.
"Our intent is to attract a generation of bright, passionate, emerging young leaders from around the world to study and advance the cause of Christ and freedom in the public square," President D'Souza said.
King's will occupy the fifth and sixth floor and part of the ground floor lobby of the new building, located at the corner of Broadway and Exchange Plaza, as well as one floor in an adjacent building connected by a walkway. The new space features 12 classrooms that seat 20-45 students each, a cafeteria, a 200-person auditorium, a 1,000-person auditorium that King's may use a few times a year and 8,000 square feet for faculty offices. There is no gym.
Chief Executive Officer Duanne Moeller also says the Internet in the new building will be "much more reliable." The bandwidth to the campus will increase from 6 Mbps to 100 Mbps.