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Hearst Tower

2006 , New York, NY
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Client: Hearst Corporation
Categories: Commercial | High-Rise Renovation, Restoration and Retrofit
About project
About project

Hearst's glass-and-steel headquarters creates a distinctive facetted silhouette on the Manhattan skyline

The global headquarters for Hearst Corporation is a dramatic 42-story glass and steel skyscraper built atop an existing 6-storey Art Deco Building originally designed by architects Joseph Urban and George B. Post & Sons in 1928. Although it was anticipated that the Hearst building would eventually form the base for a more substantial landmark tower, no scheme was ever advanced. Renowned British Architects, Foster & Partners, along with Architect of Record, Adamson Associates Architects, completed the vision in 2006 with this 850,000 sf headquarters that combined the salient features of the historic landmark facades, transformed the interior courtyard, and realized a number of design and environmental Milestones.

Designed to consume significantly less energy than a conventional New York office building, the Hearst Tower was the first office building in New York City to be recognized by the USGBC. It received a LEED® Gold rating in 2006 and in 2012, its status was upgraded to LEED® Platinum: EB.

Location: New York, NY
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Architect of Record: Adamson Associates Architects
Client: Hearst Corporation
Size: 850,000 sf / 79,000 sm
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Office High-Rise
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Water Features
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Access to Transit
LEED® Platinum Certified (EB), LEED® Gold Certified (C+S) icon
LEED® Platinum Certified (EB), LEED® Gold Certified (C+S)
Completion: 2006



CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Tall Buildings 10 Year Award


Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater New York Pinnacle Award - Earth Award


International Highrise Award


Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards


Green Building Competition for New York City, Honourable Mention


RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) International Award


Architecture Honor Award, AIA New York Chapter


Best New Building - BOMA/ NY Pinnacle Awards (Building Owners and Managers Association of New York)


Masterwork Awards: Best New Building


Project of the Year - Best of New York Construction