Mastercard has retrofitted a 19th-century building in Manhattan's Flatiron District...

Mastercard has retrofitted a 19th-century building in Manhattan's Flatiron District for the hybrid office work. Credit: Bloomberg/Amir Hamja

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Historic NY building remade for hybrid work

Mastercard has retrofitted a 19th-century building in Manhattan's Flatiron District for the hybrid era of office work. The space, designed with social distancing and remote work in mind, has telephone booths that allow workers to take video calls privately and conference rooms for in-person and remote meetings. The payments giant is quadrupling the size of its New York workforce to about 1,000.

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