A plan to transform a gritty, industrial stretch of South End waterfront into a glassy headquarters for the world’s largest hedge fund came into sharper focus this week, following submission of zoning applications from developer Building and Land Technology. In addition to a five-story, 850,000-square-foot office, the campus for Bridgewater Associates calls for a helipad, a floating recreational barge, a restored estuary and a marina…The heart of the plan is a giant office complex designed by Cutler Anderson Architects. The Washington-based firm previously designed Bill Gates’ private home in Medina, Wash. Made up of two long, curved buildings joined in the center by bridges and paths, the structure is poised to become the most striking presence on the Stamford coastline. The project’s goal, according to the coastal site plan application, is “to house a corporation in an environment that fosters personal interaction and a strong connection to the living world.” [Stamford Advocate, earlier]

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  1. Posted by alright in nyc | October 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    if only stamford had loose women…

  2. Posted by guest | October 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    what?

  3. Posted by guest | October 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    you've never been to stamford, have you?

    -beamers gal

  4. Posted by Guesteeculos | October 17, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    New headquarters? Good call.

    – Bear Stearns Risk Quant

  5. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Mandatory estrogen pills for all your employees would be a much cheaper alternative, Ray.

  6. Posted by alright in nyc | October 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM
  7. Posted by The Jorts Donkey | October 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Everyone must wear jean cutoffs in the new facility. No exceptions.

  8. Posted by Sean | October 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    I like the idea of hedge funds incorporating their namesake into their building structures. I would like to think that SAC is tihnking about creating a new 50,000 square foot headquarters shaped like Stevie's bolbous head. Maybe Diamondback can have live rattlesnakes roaming the halls, and don't even get me started on Tiger Global.

  9. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    I mean lets be honest, if you work at Bridgewater you don't give a shit where you live, Ray could move the firm to Maine and it would still work out fine.

  10. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    This reminds me of an ambitious endeavor to build a utopia some guy tried in Guyana.

  11. Posted by Cool Laid | October 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Yeah, that escalated quickly.

  12. Posted by PermaGuestII | October 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    100% agree.

    -Lehman Brothers Facilities Management quant

  13. Posted by KFT Strategy Quant | October 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    I knew hanging on to Kool-Aid post spin was a good call!

  14. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Because the last building that was the "most striking presence in Stamford" worked out so well . . .

  15. Posted by Zumba instructor | October 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Might I suggest Kennebunk?

  16. Posted by First World | October 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Really? Maine is the worst place you can think of?

  17. Posted by Sean | October 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Ray is a Guyana mission

  18. Posted by L. Tilton | October 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Floating Estuary? Whoa, I gotta get that checked.

  19. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Doesn't matter what he builds; I'm still gonna launch my porsche into it.

    -D. Driver

  20. Posted by AugustusMaywho | October 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    I'm more concerned about whether Timon and Pumba can live in harmony with the hyenas.

    -UBS Disney Movie Quant

  21. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    You talking about Raj?

  22. Posted by Nescac | October 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    I kinda like maine.

  23. Posted by Dateraider | October 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I like how they are aiming for "a strong connection to the living world". It even features doors, so you can greet the living in their own habitat.

  24. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Totally. The guy fromthe Iowa commodities broker that just blew up.

  25. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    You are tihnking? Well tinhk again.

  26. Posted by Guest | October 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    When you mentioned SAC, I was thinking phonetically. Imagining a different shape for that building.

  27. Posted by Wire | October 18, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    You've been short-changed a lot of thumbs up from this pun-loving crowd.

  28. Posted by guest | October 18, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Ditto

    – 1999 Enron accountant

  29. Posted by guest | October 18, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Yes, he's talking about Raj

    -URBS

  30. Posted by guest | October 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Yes.

    – T. Funke

  31. Posted by guest | October 18, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    I was thinking more along the lines of staten island or the jersey shore.

  32. Posted by falmouth | October 18, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    what's not to like?

  33. Posted by guest | October 18, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    but why?

  34. Posted by Guest | October 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    It's about time Stamford got its own zoo.

  35. Posted by Guest | October 18, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Have you ever been to Maine during fly season?

  36. Posted by Fuld | October 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    The bros always wins!!

  37. Posted by Guestest | October 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Bess, I think you meant "..in perfect hegemony".

    – Dalio

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  39. Posted by TreetopsTrading.com | October 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Agreed.

  40. Posted by Android Developers | November 1, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    I mean how human and hyenas live together at one spot? I think this is impossible.

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