At the "glittering" celebration for the opening of the Times building on Monday, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. gave a speech in which he thanked advertisers and the building’s architect, Renzo Piano.
Mr. Sulzberger did not, however, mention Bill Keller, The Times‘ executive editor — or any other specific person on the paper’s editorial staff — in his speech, according to a person present. Instead he thanked the newsroom sort of generally.
In a way, that omission was fitting, since many members of the newsroom peered down during his speech from their second- and third-floor office windows with their hands and faces pressed against glass, said the source. With the exception of a few stars, the newsroom was shut out from the event.