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Rat plague worsens at 1 WTC

Conde Nast staffers say that the rats have “taken over”

December 14, 2014 12:00PM

One World Trade Center and Anna Wintour

One World Trade Center and Anna Wintour

The rat plague at Conde Nast’s new One World Trade Center offices is only getting worse.

In November, Vogue staffers — including the magazine’s matriarch, Anna Wintour — said that they were avoiding their new offices due to a “rat infestation.” Now sources tell the New York Daily News that the rats have “taken over.”

“A bunch ate through the ceiling of a sports editor’s office and crawled all over his desk and left poops on his keyboard,” said a source. “They ate through his rug to fit under his door.”

In response, Conde has sent a memo to staffers in the building telling them that “they cannot eat at their desks.”

When asked if he was disgusted by the rat problem, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter said: “They’re rats! What do you think?” [NYDN] Christopher Cameron

  • Frank Jameso

    Probably the worst possible PR byte to hit such a troubled project.

  • Tim

    I wonder how high they have climbed in the building?

  • O[b]ama

    Dear rats,
    If you have cellphones, 9/11 is the cops’ phone number.

  • realposter

    Patch the holes and send in Rat or Jack Russel Terriers at night.