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Re: What's Historic?
Sat, 26 Mar 2005 07:29:52 -0500 wrote:

> This item forwarded from another list (and which apparently
> originated in a newspaper) calls Basking Ridge "historic."

> To many of us 195 Broadway would be historic. Basking Ridge was
> a johnny-come-lately and I remember the panic among Manhattan workers
> and how AT&T held driving lessons for employees from NYC.

> Wes Leatherock

> Verizon to pay $125M for AT&T's 'Pagoda' Offspring to buy former
> telecom giant's HQ

> Tuesday, March 22, 2005
> Star-Ledger Staff

> Verizon has agreed to pay about $125 million for the sprawling Basking
> Ridge campus that once served as the historic headquarters of AT&T,
> according to five people with knowledge of the transaction.

> Verizon, the nation's biggest telephone company, eventually could move
> its operations center and up to 1,000 employees from Manhattan to the
> 10 interconnecting buildings in Somerset County, said the sources.

I think the "historic" appellation comes from the design. It is a pretty
spectacular set of buildings.


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