One of three trading floors, with a total of 1,200 positions, for a major bank in its new headquarters building in New York, employed straight rows of desks, with traders sitting face-to-face in the center and sales people backing them up. The desk, designed specifically for this project in the early 1980s (it later became known as Axial), incidentally, was the first trading desk designed as a “bench”, long before “benching systems” became known as such and long before they became ubiquitous. The desk top components were designed as modules so that the number and size of components required for each position determined the width of the desk. Position sizes could thus be adjusted at any time according to need.