Oct 22, 2017

Bloomberg's new London home

Spiral ramp at Bloomberg's new London office. Photo: Bloomberg

Bloomberg LP, the information company founded by former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, has a new home for its 4,000 London employees. The European HQ, which opens on Tuesday, was designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, and Bloomberg says it's the most sustainable major office building ever designed.

One buried thing: The project took about 8 years to accommodate excavation and preservation of Roman ruins on the site, including an almost 2,000 year old temple which was reassembled and will be open to the public. During construction, 14,000 "significant" artifacts were found while excavating the site, the largest collection of small finds to have been recovered on a single excavation in London.

Go deeper: The London Evening Standard's architectural review of the building.

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America's dwindling executions

The Trump administration wants to reboot federal executions, pointing to a 16-year lapse, but Pew Research reports the government has only executed three people since 1963.

The big picture: Nearly all executions in the U.S. are done by states. Even those have been steadily dropping for two decades, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) — marking a downward trend for all executions in the country.

Top NSC official may be moved after "Anonymous" rumor fallout

President Trump at the Daytona 500. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Top Trump administration officials are in discussions to reassign deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates to the Department of Energy from the National Security Council, per two sources familiar with the planning.

Why it matters: Coates' working relationship with National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, who elevated her to the deputy role only months ago, has strained amid an effort by some people inside the administration to tag her as "Anonymous" — a charge she has vehemently denied to colleagues.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion for climate change research

Bezos at Amazon Smbhav in New Delhi on Jan. 15. Photo: Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced the launch of his "Earth Fund" on Monday via Instagram to fund climate change research and awareness.

What he's saying: Bezos says he's initially committing $10 billion to fund "scientists, activists, and NGOS" that are working on environmental preservation and protection efforts.