Yesterday, Condé Nast sent a memo to its employees alerting them that it was negotiating a move from Times Square to the World Trade Center in 2014. One "insider" told the Post, "I don't think they would have sent the memo if it wasn't a done deal," and many staffers were upset enough to say things like, "It's just depressing. Everybody is pretty bummed out about it. Nobody wants to move down there," and "If I'm still here by then, just shoot me."
Currently, the publisher of glossies such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker occupies 800,000 square feet in 4 Times Square; at
Freedom Tower 1 World Trade Center, Condé Nast would get 1 million square feet. The Observer talked to some staffers as well, with one noting, "Basically everyone wants to get out of Times Square officially anyway. I did have a flash of concern. Of all the addresses in the world, do I really want mine to be One World Trade Center? ... Could you really pick a better target than Condé Nast? Literally everything that's wrong with the West.”