Goldman Sachs officially opened its 43-story building in the Battery Park region of New York City in January this year.
The building was designed by Pei Cobb Fried & Partners, consists of 2.1 million square feet, and features no less than 6 trading floors. A $5m, 80 feet long x 23 feet high mural created by Julie Mehretu resides in the lobby.
And architizer.com reports that one firm staffer has complained that the new building is so much bigger than his previous Goldman location, that he is having to get up 10 minutes earlier each day to ensure that he's at his desk on time. One banker told Here is The City: 'This is incredible. This guy works for Goldman, and actually goes home at night!'.
In the meantime, The New York Post reports that Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein appears to be so well off that he could afford to buy a $26m duplex at 15 Central Park West before selling his Park Avenue abode (7 bathrooms), which has been reduced to $13.5m.
And Bloomberg reports that Goldman is to buy Nexen Inc.'s North American gas-trading business for an undisclosed sum. The trading assets will be sold to Goldman subsidiary J. Aron & Co.
Finally, Reuters reports that the firm is said to be winding down a proprietary CLO trading desk. The move is said, however, to have been planned for some time, and is thought to be unrelated to the firm's recent regulatory and legal problems.