The New Nike Headquarters in New York City is an Architectural Masterpiece

first_img The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries 1 of 5 Previous Nike has found an East Coast home in New York City and it can only be described as none other than an architectural masterpiece designed by Studios Architecture and Nike’s very own Workplace Design and Connectivity team.While the company’s global headquarters will remain in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike believes its East Coast presence will continue to drive the brand’s global vision. The company has had a long-standing relationship with New York City, but is hoping this move will establish its reach within the city.Located at 855 6th Avenue, Nike’s stunning new headquarters in Manhattan features six floors of floor-to-ceiling windows for an abundance of natural light and enviable city views, an open office environment, conference rooms, and a design studio.The entrance is formed by a tunnel that will make you instantly feel like an athlete entering the field of play. The artwork and décor lining the walls was designed by local artists and pays homage to the company’s history and historical branding. The one interesting, design centerpiece that is really special to the Swoosh brand is the vintage Volkswagen van that has been transformed into a small meeting room. But, this isn’t just any run-of-the-mill van.The van’s significance dates back to Nike’s very beginning when co-founder Bill Bowerman used it to distribute company product. You know you must be doing something right if you can turn a Volkswagen van into a worldwide empire.Nike’s new East Coast headquarters is an impressive 150,000 square feet in size and 4,000 square feet is dedicated to a state-of-the-art, indoor basketball court on the second floor. It’s without a doubt the highlight of the unveiling and will likely be a hit among the employees on their lunch breaks. Nike also plans to make it a multipurpose space hosting events as well as youth league and area high school basketball games.The rooftop terrace features a giant Swoosh logo planter that makes the headquarters visible from the Empire State building. It too will also serve as an event space and will have an on-site food truck. Editors’ Recommendations The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About center_img Next The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York Statelast_img read more

LTTE sleeper cell busted

Investigators said Krishnamurthy, who supplied water cans in the Pozhichalur locality where he lived, befriended Udaya Doss and Maheswaran and took them to Suresh Kumar. The former LTTE operative trained them in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and electronic circuits for a variety of bombs.During questioning, the arrested men said they had taken the house in Pammal on rent more than two months ago. Doss was a carpenter and Maheswaran a photo editor. Suresh Kumar trained Sri Lankan Tamils and sent them to the island nation with bomb-making material, investigators said. The other arrested, Gopi alias Manoharan, 37, also a Jaffna native, flew into this country in 2009 on a genuine passport. Sivaneswaran came in 2011. The arrested duo was produced before a magistrate’s court in Tambaram that remanded them in judicial custody in Puzhal prison. The two narrowly escaped arrest when a team of ‘Q’ branch sleuths barged into a house inPozhichalur near Chromepet on December 19, 2012. The police team nabbed S Suresh Kumar, 34, D Udaya Doss, 39, T Maheswaran, 33 and K Krishnamurthy, 29. An investigating officer said Suresh Kumar, an ex-LTTE operative, lost his legs in an explosion during the Eelam war and moved around in a wheelchair. “Two of the four arrested men came to Tamil Nadu as refugees in 2001 and 2003, and the others came as the war was in its final stages in 2009,” the officer said. Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch sleuths said they have busted a sleeper cell of former LTTE cadres with the arrest of two men in a Mogappair guest house on Friday, the Times of India reported today.One of those nabbed, Sivaneswaran, 34, alias Nesan alias Priyan alias Isai Priyan alias Anbu, hails from Jaffna. He joined the LTTE and was tasked with checking the antecedents of young recruits. He also worked as a shadow for cadres going on leave. Later, he became head of the outfit’s recruitment wing. read more