Hearst Tower Ice Fall and Café

Located in the lobby of the Hearst Tower, the “Ice Fall” water feature was designed by James Carpenter Design Associates Inc. as a way to take advantage of the unique space and light possibilities inherent in the lobby of the original building.

Comprised of glass and stainless steel, this dramatic feature encompasses approximately 3,000 square feet and rises two stories to a mezzanine level café for Hearst Corporation employees. It uses recycled rainwater to cool the space in the summer and humidify it in the winter.   

Location: 
New York, New York
Architect of Record: 
Adamson Associates Architects
Designer: 
James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.
Client: 
The Hearst Corporation
Completion: 
2006