Prepare to feel really bad about your office. Tyra Banks new office complex in Manhattan, which will be in the same building as her new leadership center for girls, sounds pretty amazing or fierce rather. It is under construction right now but when it is done the 30,000-square-foot building will have a bakery, a “wellness center” (we’re not sure what that means exactly but we’re sure it will have smoothies), a studio space, and a planetarium (what every office needs.) Add a few Oompa Loompas and this could be Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
But these aren’t just random features. They are specifically designed to help empower young women. Tyra told The Times:
“My dream was to have a place that was brick and mortar, where they could build on that experience all the time,” she said. “The real impact is to have consistency, as opposed to an excursion.
What I don’t want to be is Tyra, the “celebrity girl,” coming here and the girls being excited when they see me … I want them to be numb to me. I can do normal work here and they can see me, to know that this is what a business is. It’s not about living on a red carpet. I am a businesswoman who goes to work every single day.”
A businesswoman who goes to work every single day and hangs out in a planetarium.