Fran Ferrone in the May National Real Estate Investor

Fran Ferrone, our Director of Workplace Innovation, has a new column in the May National Real Estate Investor. Titled "Give the People What They Want," the column addresses the ways that a responsive workplace can make good business sense. To access a PDF of the article, click here. (Click the following links to access her last two columns, "Benchmarking Is Only a Starting Point" and "Avoid Managing Change at Your Peril.")

Earlier this month, Ricardo Nabholz of Mancini•Duffy participated in a bike tour of some of New York City's most fascinating — and private — urban landscapes. Sponsored by FLOS and Contract Magazine, and organized by BDE, the tour visited the future SuperPier site, the National September 11 Memorial, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Ricardo on a catwalk at SuperPier, an ambitious project masterminded by YoungWoo & Associates that will redevelop New York City's long-disused Pier 57 into a 270,000-sf retail and entertainment complex.

SuperPier graffiti commemorating Pan Am, the airline that shut down in late 1991.

The SuperPier site, 70 feet underneath the Hudson River. Once developed, the site will have the only underwater real estate in New York City.

The reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard was a site of shipbuilding for 150 years until it was decommissioned in 1966.

One of the rope cleats at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Today, the Brooklyn Navy Yards fall within a M3-1 zone, allowing the site to be used for things like gunpowder manufacture, meat processing, and liquor distillation.

Marc Agger, president of the Agger Fish Corporation, lead the tour through the Brooklyn Navy Yard site.

April 23, 2014: Director of Mancini•Duffy's Center for Workplace Innovation Fran Ferrone, and Project Designer Ricardo Nabholz, LEED AP shared a photo-op at Haworth's newly refreshed New York showroom at 125 Park Avenue in New York City.