AOL, the user-friendly portal popular with baby boomers and their parents, officially opened its new corporate headquarters in New York City today.
Three hundred employees from AOL’s Corporate and Programming branch, formerly based in Virginia, are moving today into the 105-year-old, Daniel Burnham-designed building at 770 Broadway, which once housed the Wanamaker Department Store. Mr. Burnham also designed the Flatiron Building.
Ultimately, the building will house AOL’s new advertising wing called Platform-A, created last year as part of an effort to move the company from an access-based business to an advertising-based one.
Not every AOL employee will have to pack his bags and move to the Big Apple. The corporation will continue to have offices in Dulles, Va., Mountain View, Calif., Bangalore, India, London and elsewhere.