Inside Sulzberger’s Forbidden City

The Renzo Piano-designed new New York Times tower won’t be open for media tours until August, according to a spokeswoman for Forest City Ratner, the co-developer, and so far, Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff, who must have a front-row seat, has not broken the embargo.

But blogger greenbuildingsNYC got a sneak preview in April and put a bunch of photos up on Flikr of what it looked like, apparently, before the reporters and the maggots got there.