Goldman directors forego sunlight at 200 West Street

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Not all is well at Goldman Sach’s new $2.1 billion headquarters at 200 West Street. The 43-story tower, which offers panoramic views of the New York Harbor, a 54,000-square-foot gym with steam rooms and group fitness classes from 5:45 a.m. to 7:50 p.m., only has enough windowed offices for its 300-something partners. Managing directors sit in windowless inside offices while vice presidents have been relegated to open-space workbenches. At the company’s former headquarters, 85 Broad Street, vice presidents had offices. “I used to have an office with a view,” one managing director told the Wall Street Journal. “Now I need binoculars to see sunlight.” Luckily, all employees can still soak in the sun at the 11th-floor, glass ceiling Sky Lobby, where the company’s cafeteria serves an array of panini and cupcake options. [WSJ]

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