When I profiled Goldman Sachs’ longtime headquarters, when the firm was moving into its shiny new skyscraper at 200 West Street, Goldman veterans unanimously said the soon-to-be-old tower didn’t mean anything to them. “It’s just a building when it comes right down to it,” said 91-year-old George Doty, the Goldman Sachs managing partner who was Read More
In last week’s Observer, I profiled Goldman Sachs’ soon-to-be-old headquarters at 85 Broad Street. One of the distinctly unpleasant things about reporting the piece was Goldman’s unwillingness to cooperate–they wouldn’t allow a visit, let alone interviews with employees–though that wasn’t that surprising. The New York City Department of Buildings was, interestingly, just as unhelpful. Read More
Bruce Ratner went modest this year.
In June, the Atlantic Yards developer conceded that Frank Gehry won’t be designing any of his 22-acre, $4.9 billion site’s 17 buildings; cheaper alternatives replaced the architect’s plans, and, among other things, shrunk the arena slated for his basketball team.
In September, Mr. Ratner sold an 80 percent stake Read More