In an article of sublime unreality, the New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini responds to comments by a former head of Lincoln Center, accusing him of ignoring financial failure while extolling artistic success. Tommasini sets out his credo in response to the charge: His comments got me thinking about whether critics should take financial […]
Earlier this week, the Partnership for New York City issued a report called "At Risk: New York’s Future as the World Financial Center." It isn’t the first time the Partnership—and... To view the full story, click the title link.
Monte dei Paschi, the world’s oldest bank, was the center of life in Siena. So when it nearly collapsed, the city was left scrambling to fill the void.
LONDON (Reuters) - A British exit from the European Union would gradually sap the world's financial capital of wealth and power but there would be no stampede of bankers and traders to rival centers, the City of London's policy chief told Reuters.
Screencap via One World Trade Center blooms like a giant coral exoskeleton in the middle of the Financial District in the new video released by EarthCam last week. "Hundreds of thousands of high definition images were captured over the past 11 years and hand-edited for this exclusive time-lapse movie," EarthCam writes in the video's description. Show More Summary
Marcus Lemonis’ The Profit premieres for the third season tonight on CNBC. The tv reality show centers around Beirut born Marcus Lemonis and the businesses that he helps to survive financial disaster. CEO of Camping World and Good Sam...Show More Summary
Robert Appel, a New York-based financier and philanthropist, is turning his passion for Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim into a mission to get people around the world to love jazz, something he believes “a whole generation thinks is the antithesis of good music.”
Users said the outage started as trading was getting in full swing around 8 a.m. in London, which along with New York is one of the world’s largest financial centers.
This is a video taken from the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center where high winds sent two window washers on the terrifying ride of their lives in their little cleaning bucket. I would have died. I would have shit myself and died. Show More Summary
The window washers in the footage above were trapped at the mercy of high winds for 15 minutes on the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center April 2. The scaffo lding they were perched upon swayed drastically from side to side and violently hit the windows of the 1,600-foot-tall building (shown in the photo below) numerous times. Show More Summary
Dear Lord. Cleaning the windows of skyscrapers is already a scary enough job but cleaning windows of the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center while the wind violently throws around the scaffolding like some unhinged, unbuckled roller coaster swing? That is absolutely pants laundering terrifying. Read more...
It takes a certain type of person to scale the outside of a tall building on a daily basis for work, but even the bravest sould would be freaked out by something like this. A few window washers at Shanghai’s World Financial Center were...Show More Summary
Terrifying. A strong gust of wind sent an elevated worker platform flying back and forth through the air until it rammed into a window on the 91st floor of Shanghai's World Financial Center. Two workers were on the platform at the time, according to a post on Weibo, and while likely shaken to the bone, they walked away with only minor injuries. [ more › ]
A financial services company and a technology firm have signed five-year leases at New York City's One World Trade Center. The Durst Organization and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey... To view the full story, click the title link.
Returning to China for the first time in a quarter century this month was equally awe inspiring and terrifying. The observation deck of the truly gorgeous Shanghai World Financial Center is breathtaking, a fitting testament to China's rise. Show More Summary
Shanghai, the world's largest city by population and China's global financial center and transport hub, is the symbol of a rising China. The name of the city in Chinese translates as "upon-the-sea." The city grew in importance during the nineteenth-century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. Show More Summary
Trinity Church sits in the shadow of lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center, its brownstone Gothic Revival spire dwarfed by the Financial District’s surrounding skyscrapers. On 9/11, Trinity provided refuge from the plume of debris when the towers fell just three blocks north. The church survived without much damage. Today, it’s a landmark and site […]
Raising the temperature in the Amber Suite What to do when you?re a five star hotel in an egregiously expensive city which is one of the centers of the banking world which caused the global financial crisis, and your prices are suchShow More Summary
When lower Manhattan's new World Trade Center was conceived a decade ago, nobody had in mind a Silicon Valley in the sky. Financial companies, which dominated the original twin towers, are scarce... To view the full story, click the title link.
One World Trade Center is perhaps the most high-profile publicly-owned office tower in the country. Its financial information, however, is more closely-held than many privately-owned buildings.