Hearst Corporation’s global headquarters uses the original Hearst International Magazine Building as its pedestal for a soaring, 46-story glass-and-steel skyscraper that establishes a number of design and environmental milestones. When it was completed in by Architects Joseph Urban and George B. Post and Sons, it was anticipated that the Hearst Headquarters would eventually form the base for a more substantial landmark tower, though no scheme was ever advanced. Renowned British Architects, Foster & Partners, along with Architect of Record, Adamson Associates, complete the vision with a 850,000 sf headquarters that combines the salient features of the historic landmark facades, transforms the interior courtyard, and realizes the original design intent with a dramatic new office tower.
Designed to consume significantly less energy than a conventional New York office building, the Hearst Tower was the first “Green” commercial building in New York City and received a Gold LEED® rating. In 2012, Hearst was awarded LEED® Platinum status for Existing Buildings.