Guests and clients are immediately greeted by an open and inviting reception space showcasing a dramatic two-story volume with a communicating staircase looking out onto the picturesque New York Skyline. The open staircase is anchored by a two-story backlit onyx wall that provides a soft, warm glow to the space. The plan takes advantage of natural daylight allowing the majority of the perimeter offices to share the daylight with the internal open office space through clear glass office fronts. Light colored stone flooring further reflects natural daylight into the space. Visibility from the head trader's offices to the trading floor was for higher productivity. The custom trading desks are fitted with state of the art technology for fast and clear delivery of data and information. To achieve the maximum level of acoustic privacy while maintaining access to daylight within the space, a custom wall assembly with two panes of glass and a sealed air space was utilized. A series of wood panels that fold from the ceiling to wall and around corners add a dynamic element of warmth and texture. The perception of movement in the space is further articulated by the angular lines in the ceilings and walls to reveal voids and spaces that are filled with light.