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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
Program:
Office High-Rise icon
Office High-Rise
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Water Features
Auditorium icon
Auditorium
Cafeteria icon
Cafeteria
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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

Awards

2016

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

2013

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

2008

International Highrise Award

2008

International Architecture Awards

2007

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) International Award

2007

Architecture Honor Award, AIA New York Chapter

2006

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

2006

Masterwork Awards: Best New Building

2006

Project of the Year - Best of New York Construction