A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 9, 1953

TIME Inc.'s new office building in Britain, a seven-story structure* at the intersection of New Bond and Bruton Streets, in London's West End, has its formal opening this week. The informal opening took place in mid-December, when editorial, advertising and publishing employees started moving from their old quarters on Dean Street in the Soho district of London.

The primary aim of Architect Michael Rosenauer and Interior Designer Sir Hugh Casson was to combine architectural beauty with efficiency. As a result of Rosenauers rigid design economies, an impressive 86½% of the total floor space is usable office area—an unusually high percentage for London...

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