FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser GalleyCat SocialTimes

Posts Tagged ‘One World Trade Center’

Condé Nast Has a Rat Problem

For Condé Nast, moving into their new home at One World Trade Center was supposed to be a time for celebration. Instead, it has been a time of extermination. The New York Daily News reports that the Condé offices have been overrun with rats, to the point where Anna Wintour refuses to go inside.

Initially, the furry guys were confined to the Vogue offices. Now they’ve spread. That’s what rats do — whatever the hell they want.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Copy Editing: Intro

Copy Editing: IntroStarting January 6, learn basic copy editing skills using the AP Stylebook! In this course, you'll learn how to use dictionaries and online reference tools to edit work, ask the right questions to clarify convoluted copy, prepare for a copy editing test, and tailor your resume to find more work as a copy editor. Register now!

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google News Axed in Spain | Sony Execs Apologize for Emails

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email.

Google News to Shut Down in Spain Over ‘Google Tax’ (Mashable)
Google said Thursday it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent publishers’ content from appearing on it — ahead of a new law requiring the Internet search company to pay Spanish news organizations for linked content or snippets of news. NYT / Bits The website, which compiles headlines and summaries of news articles from various sources, will go dark in Spain on Dec. 16. Google plans to shut the site there in protest of the new law. The rules, which come into force in January, do not specify how much Google and others like Yahoo! News would have to pay per article. But they carry a potential one-time $750,000 fine if companies do not comply with the law. WSJ / Digits Google also is removing Spanish publishers from Google News world-wide. Those publications will still show up in general Google searches, but that’s less significant than it appears. That’s because the news “cluster” that appears with many general search results is fed by Google News. So if Spanish publishers are excluded from Google News, they won’t appear in the news cluster of ordinary search results — meaning much less traffic from Google. GigaOM Spain is not the first European country to pass a so-called ancillary copyright law — Germany did so in March 2013 — but Spain’s version is much more heavy-handed. Variety In Germany, the ancillary copyright law, introduced in July after lobbying by VG Media and backed by Axel Springer, obliged Google to pay publishers for news snippet texts on its search engine. After Google News removed the snippets from its search engine, traffic to publishers’ websites fell by 40 percent over two weeks. VG Media was forced to authorize the snippets. Demonstrating Google’s massive market power, Axel Springer CEO Mathias Dopfer dubbed its move to charge for snippets “the most successful failure in our history.”

Read more

Morning Media Newsfeed: Condé Nast Moves to 1 WTC | Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi Dies at 77

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email.

Condé Nast Moves to 1 World Trade Center (FishbowlNY)
The first wave of Condé Nast staffers settled into their new digs at 1 World Trade Center Monday morning. THR Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline, is opening for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. The publishing giant becomes the first commercial tenant in America’s tallest building. Mashable The building is currently just 60 percent leased. About 170 employees of Condé Nast’s 3,400 workers moved into the skyscraper. The rest of the company, which signed a 25-year lease for 1 million square feet, will move there in 2015. New York Post The sparkling new building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. It had originally been slated to open in 2006, but cost overruns and political infighting led to delays. Other new tenants include the General Services Administration and the ad firm Kids Creative. NYT The workers that began Monday are what Condé Nast calls corporate employees, meaning that they do not work for any one of its magazines in particular. Some work in human relations, some in accounting. Glamour? It will come later, as will Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Condé Nast’s other magazines.

Read more

Condé Nast Moves to One World Trade Center

The first wave of Condé Nast staffers are settling into their new digs at 1 World Trade Center this morning. The publishing house will occupy floors 20 through 44. It purchased the space — 1.2 million square feet — in 2012. But enough about that. We know you’re wondering which editor and staff will be on which floor.

According to The New York Times, Graydon Carter and Vanity Fair staffers have won that competition. While Condé’s CEO Chuck Townsend and other execs will be on the 42nd floor, Carter and Vanity Fair will be on the 41st. David Remnick and The New Yorker will take over the 38th floor; Anna Wintour and Vogue will take the 25th. The 44th floor will be occupied by Condé’s law firm.

Read more

Time Inc. Might Move Downtown

TimeLifeBuildingRockCenter_articleboxTime Inc. has called midtown home for more than 70 years, but sometimes even the most comfortable surroundings can get old. The New York Times reports that Time Inc. is considering moving to lower Manhattan, specifically a space at 225 Liberty Street in Battery Park.

If Time Inc. does move downtown, it would join Condé Nast (moving to 1 WTC in November) and several other media companies in the area, including AMI, HarperCollins and The Daily News.

In addition to the Battery Park location, Time Inc. is considering 4 World Trade Center and 85 Broad Street.

The reason for the move? Money, of course. There are tax breaks and the rent downtown is $25 less per square foot. History is nice; saving cash is better.

Time Panoramic Photo a Big Win for Pacific Northwest Startup

The interactive 360-degree panoramic view to go along with Josh Sanburn‘s Time article about One World Trade Center is spectacular. In addition to the usual scrolling and zooming, readers can also consider ordering one of two $24.99 print posters, with 10% of the proceeds going to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

TimeOneWorldTradeCenter360

The images are the work of GigaPan, a startup in Portland, OR. Per a report by AP, a lot of effort went into delivering this multimedia wonderland:

Beginning with crude bar-napkin sketches and eventually moving to mechanical engineers working in AutoCAD and then to welders in Asheville, NC, an eight-month process of design and construction resulted in a 13-foot-long aluminum jib calibrated to adhere to the base of the beacon at the top of the tower’s 408-foot. spire. To that rotating arm was attached a Canon 5D Mark II with a 100-mm lens.

Read more

Condé Nast Grabs More Downtown Real Estate

Condé Nast isn’t moving to One World Trade Center for about a year, but that hasn’t stopped execs from snatching up more downtown real estate.

Crain’s New York reports that the publishing giant is currently negotiating to take over an 80,000 square foot section of 222 Broadway, between Fulton and Ann.

The deal will allow Condé to add more space for a fraction of the cost. The rent at 222 Broadway is about $40 per square foot, while One WTC’s is in the $60-plus range.