Monitor's New York office is located on two upper floors of a prominent Financial District tower. The space has stunning views in all directions, and as a primary point of departure, the views are celebrated, maximized and un-obscured.Space along the north, facing uptown, was carved out for double-height reception and connecting stair. This became the office's first impression and most celebratory space. The stairway itself appears to float within the void. A sheer curtain adds a subtle sculptural quality. This reception area is defined by a 'wrap' - a ribbon of wood paneling on the floors, ceiling and walls. This subtly identifies it as a client space. In an egalitarian spirit, while there are private offices along the space's outer perimeter, the prime spaces- at the corners - are reserved for conference rooms and other common areas. View corridors and glass partitions ensure that the views are not reserved only for upper executives, but shared by all staff and visitors. A cafe' on the upper floor operates throughout the day and is conceived as the more "private" side of the space- overlooking New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty to the south in the distance. The extensive use of white, the dramatic double-height stairwell and the expressed building 'core' lend a sense that the space is a void carved out of a solid. Like a loft in nearby TriBeCa or SoHo, the Monitor space has a very sophisticated, unquestionably "New York" feel - and all of New York is on display through its windows.