There are probably a few PSFK readers who also browsed last months issue of Metropolis that featured the new Bloomberg offices on 59th and Lexington in NYC. I happened to...

There are probably a few PSFK readers who also browsed last months issue of Metropolis that featured the new Bloomberg offices on 59th and Lexington in NYC. I happened to get a tour of the building today and here’s a report of what I saw. Sorry for the lack of photo’s, the security there is so tight, I didn’t dare even bring a camera in.

The first thing you experience (not even part of the tour) is the courtyard leading to the lobby. The building is crescent shaped and tapers up. From the courtyard there is an amazing view of the interior spaces and an oval shaped section of the sky framed by the building’s edges. The lobby itself is pretty spare. There is a long hotel style security desk that is all frosted glass and internally illuminated. When you check in, a staff member tells you to look straight ahead at a bank of Bloomberg terminals (you’ll probably be looking there anyway) and a hidden camera takes your picture for a temp. access badge. It’s way more sci-fi than I’ve described it. There is no furniture in the lobby. Just a slate floor, frosted glass panel walls and beautiful stone wall panels.

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