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Bridgewater Associates To Build A Land Where Humans And Hyenas Can Live In Perfect Harmony

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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43 Responses to “Bridgewater Associates To Build A Land Where Humans And Hyenas Can Live In Perfect Harmony”

  1. alright in nyc says:

    if only stamford had loose women…

  2. Guesteeculos says:

    New headquarters? Good call.

    – Bear Stearns Risk Quant

  3. Guest says:

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

  4. The Jorts Donkey says:

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

  5. Sean says:

    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.

  6. Guest says:

    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.

  7. Guest says:

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

  8. PermaGuestII says:

    100% agree.

    -Lehman Brothers Facilities Management quant

  9. Guest says:

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

  10. L. Tilton says:

    Floating Estuary? Whoa, I gotta get that checked.

  11. Guest says:

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

    -D. Driver

  12. AugustusMaywho says:

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

    -UBS Disney Movie Quant

  13. Dateraider says:

    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.

  14. guest says:

    but why?

  15. Guest says:

    It's about time Stamford got its own zoo.

  16. Guestest says:

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

    – Dalio

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

  19. SEM Pakistan says:

    Amazing information for both parties. Now I also see something new in my place. Wow this is a good gift for us.

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