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Chong Huang, Tay (26 of 30) Oral History of Wolff Olins.

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  • Recording date

    2002-01-25; 2002-03-12; 2002-04-12; 2002-09-12; 2002-09-16; 2002-10-01

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Oral History of Wolff Olins

  • Recording locations

    Wolff Olins offices, London

  • Interviewees

    Chong Huang, Tay, 1952- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 26: Tape 13 (F12205) Side B: Continues talking about setting up in New York- Jane Scruton helping to find accommodation for the staff- Being depressed about what was available within the budget- Finally finding studio apartment close to the office- Not looking for character but prioritising convenience- Describes apartment including how one can rent a wall in New York- Selecting offices in Union Square, an area that was not too downtown/arty or too uptown and corporate- Expands on history of Union Square when Warhol's studio used to be there- Change in eighties being brought about by development- Taking over space of an English designer who had invested heavily in the interior in a style which suited Wolff Olins- Describes layout and style and how the space was transformed for its new role eventually using same tables and chairs as in London and Madrid- Staff numbers up to eighteen by the time the dot-com bubble burst- First job was for a company called Muze, cataloguers of CDs, followed by Cadillac- Continues talking about working for Michael Milken-

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