Back in 1999, when Conde Nast's 4 Times Square headquarters were built, editors were given free reign to revamp their corner offices. Interior decorators were called by assistants, architects were brought in to hem and haw over window placement, and Graydon Carter had his old office—designed four years prior—recreated piece by piece at his new Midtown address.
But Conde's golden age of spending is over, according to the New York Times. The publishing company's new World Trade Center space—which received its first wave of employees this week—is "at least 15 percent more efficient" Conde Nast CEO Charles Townsend says. "This is an evolutionary step away from 4 Times Square, where there was still a great deal of individualism expressed."
· Conde Nast Moves Into World Trade Center as Lower Manhattan Is Remade [NYT]
· Conde Nast [Racked]