The Next Floor
Each floor of any building brings different layouts, color schemes, and architectural details that all tell a story and the Sullivan Center isn't any different. Erected in 1899, it was originally home to coat hangers and shoe boxes, dressing rooms and cash registers. The pillars have different crowns from floor to floor and the window siding varies even as you walk through from one corner to another. Still today you can find these department store characteristics as you step onto the third floor where the shoe department used to live. Rather than boxes of shoes you'll find boxes covered in the names of 280 Gensler employees. And soon enough mine name will be alongside the others after starting last week as a marketing/PR coordinator at the world's leading collaborative design firm. To say I'm excited is an understatement and to say I'm grateful doesn't go far enough. I'll get to work alongside some of the world's most intelligent and accomplished architects and designers that were the brains behind buildings like the Shanghai Tower, the second-tallest building in the world. I hope you take a second to check out some of the other projects they've created as it will probably shock you. I didn't get here alone and all praise goes to the greatest Architect. Thanks to everyone else who has supported Kal, Aiden and I through this transition.