New Binghamton Student Apartment Building Opens
Construction notices were posted on the front door of The Printing House complex on August 1, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The first students have started to move in to the Printing House Apartments in downtown Binghamton.
Inside a suite of the newly-renovated building. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The newest student housing complex is in a century-old twelve-story structure which for decades was known as The Press Building.
Elevators are operational in the tower although some finishing work remains to be done. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The Chenango Street building is expected to be home to up to 271 students in the months ahead.
The building sustained extensive smoke and water damage when a fire tore through the neighboring Midtown Mall complex in December 2010.
At the time of the fire, the building housed a large law firm and several other businesses. It remained empty for an extended period but a new owner acquired the property to convert it into student housing.
Students moving into the newly-renovated building on Monday said they were excited to be able to live in the downtown tower.
Complex general manager Jeff Horowitz recently said he expected the building would be fully occupied for the fall semester.
Binghamton University fall semester classes will start August 25. Move-in day for freshman at the Vestal campus will be August 21.
The kitchen area of one of the suites in The Printing House complex. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.