These are real pictures taken by Jacob Harris (I like his hat) one week ago at the new building of The New York Times.
They are scary.
Welcome to the new cubicle world!
All this furniture will make any newsroom like a big zoo.
Imagine how crowded it will become when the animals come…
When, as INNOVATION, has said many times: we need to kill the zoo and start the one ring multimedia circus.
As you can see, this is not the way to promote integration.
Look at the lighting.
They are not zenital.
Look at the blinds.
Look at the desks.
Look at the window boxes for the bosses.
The architect must be a genius, but the interior designers must be fired.
These are just amateurs.
The last thing that we need is The New York Times setting the wrong standards for the wrong design of “zoo newsrooms.”
UPDATE: Jeff Jarvis said a few weeks ago that the newsrooms of the future must be small, virtual and networked with as many reporters in the street as possible…
Well, this newsroom of The New York Times goes in the opposite direction.
More than one thousand reporters and editors confined in this claustrophobic state of the art newsroom.
It seems like a joke, but it is real.
Good luck my friends!
NEW UPDATE: See here the same problems in California.