Inside LinkedIn’s Playful New Digs
By Carey Dunne
LinkedIn’s New York offices are located on the 22nd to 28th floors of the Empire State Building, with jaw-dropping views of Manhattan’s concrete jungle. When LinkedIn tapped IA Interior Architects to design a 33,005-square-foot expansion of its workspace onto the 28th floor, the professional networking site wanted to draw inspiration from the surrounding city without resorting to cheesy New York cliches (checkered yellow taxi cabs, subway signs). The resulting interiors, unveiled exclusively here, mimic the aesthetic of New York’s old-school social and business clubs, complete with a speakeasy lounge hidden behind a wall of vintage rotary phones, and a wall decorated with ‘20s-style bowler hats.