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MTV Networks, Six flags Entertainment Corporation, Century 21 Real Estate, and AOL Networks have all owed a lot of their success to Robert Pittman. He’s now CEO of IHeartMedia, the agglomeration of radio stations and billboards known until recently as Clear Channel Communications—a position that put him in the business of selling design. Obviously, the plain-vanilla New York satellite office was going to need a revamp and an expansion before headquarters could move there from San Antonio. In his fantasy, clients would walk into the new HQ and say, “Who are these people?”
So Pittman leased two additional levels in the same glass tower, bringing total square footage to 75,000, and reached out to a technology whiz, his Burning Man buddy Michael Beneville of the art and design consulting firm Beneville Studios. Beneville, in turn, helped select Brad Zizmor and Dag Folger of Architecture + Information. Their marching orders were to strip everything, then leave it essentially raw. “No dropped ceilings. No marble. No smoke and mirrors,” Let’s take a look.
SOURCE: Interior Design