Faced with a high vacancy rate, the people running New York’s tallest building* had to find a new hook to lure tenants. When your currency is one of the seven wonders of the modern world*, you need to think hard about what it would take to turn the fortunes around. They decided to give the old girl a makeover that would make a difference, and what they’ve come up with seems to be working. And it’s got the future in mind.
The Empire State Bulding has gone green.
Two-thirds of all Americans are fat.
I didn’t make that up. That’s what “F as in Fat 2009” – a report just published today – tells us.
And by “fat” they don’t mean an extra few pounds. They mean overweight. And obese. And it’s everyone. Men. Women. Children. And it’s not just here or there. It’s everywhere.
Okay so maybe you knew that, or guessed that. But guess what? The 2009 results are even worse than the 2008 results. So we’re getting cumulatively fatter year over year.