Wall Street West: How Salt Lake City became Goldman Sachs’ 4th largest global office

Two nights before Halloween last year, a massive wall of sandbags surrounding Goldman Sachs’ steel and glass headquarters in lower Manhattan stood as the global investment bank’s last defense against a tide of storm water pushed inland by Hurricane Sandy. Across the Hudson River, 8 feet of water lapped against sandbags stacked outside Goldman’s tower in Jersey City, N.J. More than 10,000 Goldman employees were cut off from their jobs by the massive storm as it swirled across the region, forcing ...

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