Hannibal Lecter wrote:
tamtagon wrote:ATT needs a new skyscraper, something that makes a real statement.
How would this benefit the stockholders?
If they do it right, talent retention. Unemployment has been so low over the last 3-4 years that talent retention is becoming a huge deal. AT&T's most talented workers are constantly getting propositioned to work in campuses like Salesforce's new complex, or Apple's, or Google's, etc etc. AT&T did say flat-out that the downtown campus revamp is to help "attract and retain employees." What they are doing is very nice but it is not a forever solution. Those buildings are all old or ancient. You can only put so much lipstick on them. AT&T needs to be thinking about a high tech future HQ building if they are going to be the digital overlord of America.
I propose tearing down the ho-hum building at the southeast corner of Commerce and Field after building a new generic glass office building at the southwest corner of Wood and Akard to replace it. Then, build something tall and iconic on the Commerce and Field site to serve as the main HQ building going forward.