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Huge filing cabinets facing the windows

Huge filing cabinets facing the windows

I find it a bit unusual that the designers would choose to put file cabinets facing the windows. You would think that they would at least try to give one lucky person at the end of a row of cubicles a decent view. Instead, they blocked the cubes in with these large, wide locking file cabinets. The gravel path around the building can be seen here. Opposite the gravel path is a moat containing koi fish. A ceiling tile sits atop one of the file cabinets.

One other interesting thing worth mentioning here is that this building, having been provisioned after 9/11, was intended to be a key part of New York Life's disaster recovery plan. Besides many rows of locked file cabinets, and a server farm in the basement, this building also was designed so that each cubicle had a spare workstation space, allowing employees displaced from another building to double up in a cubicle and resume work.

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