It's gorgeous, in its way. It's cutting-edge. Lot of glass -- stand next to a window on one wall and you can pretty much see out the windows on the far wall. Open, airy -- well, the windows don't actually open, those have been gone from office buildings for a long time -- higher floors extend a bit past the ones below, plenty of light. Big, multi-story atria here and there.
Most of the work space is communal -- waist-high cubicles, and not offices. The big conference rooms are glass-walled, and while there are meeting rooms with actual walls and doors, they are small -- privacy is not a premium. Walk down a hall, you see what is going on, who is doing what, transparency in operation.
Lights and AC brighten and hum to life on when you enter a room, dim and run slower when you leave it.
Cutting-edge, and green, too -- there's a carpet of plants on the roof, and it uses recycled graywater. There's a kitchen, tables, chairs, the usual, and nearly as much stainless steel throughout as glass. Art on the walls, some of it modern, some of it animated, some of it impressive.
Be a great setting for a science fiction movie. The building is a real showpiece of a work- environment, designed to foster a communal shoulder-to-the-wheel attitude. I suspect it hits all the politically-correct bases, and I also suspect that the techno-mechanico look and feel gets good reviews from younger employees -- wifi, all the bells and whistles, clean, shiny, and efficiently-done. A walkway, underground, takes you to a mall, with food courts and shops, and you never have to go outside.
To me, it felt rather like an operating room in a big hospital after everybody has scrubbed up. Spotlessly clean and perfectly functional, but no warmth to it.
I'd rather work in the Bradbury Building myself ...
Guess that shows I'm getting old. And so glad I don't have to go to an office every day, no matter what its configuration.