Tallest dorm in the world -- right here in New York at Pace University

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Reported and edited by John Sprei (WABC)

Pace University has opened the self-described tallest college or university residential building in the world. The dorm opened at the end of October.

It offers students private bathrooms, lounges and rec space -- not to mention some serious views. And it's in one of the city's hottest neighborhoods.

Here's a look at 33 Beekman, by-the-numbers:

HOW HIGH IS IT?! 34-stories, offering views of the World Trade Center and the East River
IT'S UP THERE: 340 feet tall

NEED SPACE?: 172,000 square feet, including lounges, fitness facility and kitchen

NEED EVEN MORE SPACE?: 3,000-square-foot public plaza at the building's entrance

STILL, IT'S NOT *THAT* PRIVATE: 770 students live there

GOT NEIGHBORS?: 3 other residence halls nearby -- 55 John St., 106 Fulton St. and Maria's Tower at 1 Pace Plaza

GET TO CLASS!: 1 block from Pace's main academic building and campus center

...BUT SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO LOUNGE: 3 unique student lounges
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