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New Bloomberg HQ is dazzling

August 21, 2006

Bloomberg’s new headquarters in midtown Manhattan has drawn the attention of Fast Company magazine, which is featuring the stunning building in a pictorial on its Web site.

You can see the pictorial here.

“We put edgy art around to encourage people to think differently,” says CEO Lex Fenwick. Visitors to the sixth floor are met with a low-slung Cerith Wyn Evans chandelier that beams a text by left-wing Welsh critic Raymond Williams–in Morse code.

I concur. I took some UNC students to the building back in March as part of a Spring Break trip, and it’s a vast improvement from the old New York office. The art and the fish tanks are still there, but the building is almost entirely covered with glass, meaning you can look inside a meeting room and see who’s in there.

In addition, there are a number of training rooms on the first floor that have state-of-the-art technology. One of the highlights is the escalator that goes in a circle. It’s one of the few in the world.

SABEW’s fall meeting will be held there in October. Theyr’e in for a treat.

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