Thursday, January 29, 2009
The World Financial Center
Today, I went to work at my usual place, The World Financial Center. The World Financial Center is a complex of buildings across West Street from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. This complex is home to offices of major corporations including Merrill Lynch and American Express as well as Dow Jones and its Wall Street Journal division among others. Designed by César Pelli, the complex was built between 1985 and 1988 on landfill used to build Battery Park City. The fill material came from dirt excavated during the building of the World Trade Center, as well as garbage, dirt and debris. Needless to say, the complex has been much quieter recently but the variety of restaurants and shops still draws a crowd. Time was short today since I had to rush to school after work, so I'll have to come back to the dining options of WFC another time.