Remaking a Formerly State-of-the-Art Corporate Headquarters
Bell Labs' giant, former headquarters sat empty for years. "The company’s 2 million-square foot complex was zoned for office use by a single tenant. Coming to terms with the impossibility of finding a single tenant for the building, the town’s zoning committee consented to alter the site’s zoning to accommodate multiple uses, "Anthony Paletta writes for CityLab.
A project to revitalize the building included modernizing the utility spaces and getting rid of a lot of cubicles among other things. But the unique building maintains its midcentury charms. "The office floors are now 70 to 80 percent leased by a variety of tenants—mostly tech and coworking companies—and one is headed by a former Bell Labs employee," Paletta writes.