One of the big surprises in our Weekly Standard office renovation is the arrival of PoMo lounge furniture in our common area. (People are already questioning its taste.) But just when I think we have it good, I come across a recent article in the New York Observer about the impending Hearst Tower, slated to open on 57th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. Employees at such trendy mags as O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Seventeen, and flagship Cosmopolitan will soon be able to enjoy the city's fastest elevators and a 380-seat cafeteria described by Brian Schwagerl, Hearst's director of real estate, as "more than a cafeteria now--it's a state-of-the-art eating experience." According to Observer writer Gabriel Sherman, "The 14th floor will hold a fitness center featuring a full-schedule of spinning classes and waist-toning Pilates instruction, along with an in-house 'wellness center' that will have a masseuse on staff."
Meanwhile, back at The Weekly Standard, staffers can enjoy a variety of flavored coffees, including Kenya Kilamanjaro, Sumatra Mandheling, and Guatamala Antigua. Delish!
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