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Height: To Tip
182 m / 597 ft
Height: Architectural
182 m / 597 ft
 
Hearst Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
46
Floors Below Ground
1
Tower GFA
79,524 m² / 855,989 ft²

Facts

Official Name Hearst Tower
Other Names Hearst Magazine Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 959 8th Avenue
Postal Code 10019
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Energy Label LEED Platinum
Proposed 2000
Construction Start 2003
Completion 2006
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Regional Ranking #346 Tallest in North America

About Hearst Tower

Atop the hollowed shell of the landmark office building erected in 1928, The Hearst Headquarters became the first New York City commercial office building to achieve Gold LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Using 26% less energy than a building constructed to normal code, the Hearst Headquarters features a distinct, thermal efficient diagrid design that provides an open interior with a panoramic view over Central Park. The building’s unique design saved 2,000 tons of steel, involved 90% of steel made from recycled material and required only 10% of all materials to be imported during construction, reducing overall cost and emissions.

A 14,000 gallon reclamation tank was introduced to recycle rainwater from the building’s rooftop to supplement cooling systems, water plant life and support the building’s innovative “Icefall” water feature that controls lobby temperature and humidity. The system reduces the tower’s sewer runoff by 25%.

Hearst’s additional “green” features include: variable air volume system, central air handling units on the 18th floor, temperature control units on each floor, radiant floors to heat the lobby, 100% outside air purge cycle for operational flexibility and post construction indoor air quality management, daylight sensors, humidity sensors and controls, low emissions materials, CO2 sensors for demand controlled ventilation and VOC sensors.

Global News

NYFD Saves Hearst Tower Maintenance Workers
13 Jun 2013 – Two maintenance workers were left dangling from a…

Window Washing in New York
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Videos

Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation

Interview: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation

Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
5 Mar 2008 – Ahmad Rahimian, Yoram Eilon & Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk

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Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation
Sophisticated, distinctive, and transformative, Hearst Tower has profoundly impacted the skyscraper typology through its first decade of existence. Rarely has a tower so…
Interview: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation
Louis Nowikas, Vice President, Hearst Corporation, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2016 CTBUH Tall Building 10 Year Award Winner, the Hearst Tower, New York…
Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Rahimian, Yoram Eilon & Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk, presented the new $500million Hearst Corporation headquarters at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. This 46-story, 600 ft tall,…
Delivering Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Michael Deane, Turner
Michael Deane, Turner, talked about the role of the builder in delivering sustainable tall buildings at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Using projects completed by…
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards
25 Oct 2007 – Awards Symposium & Dinner Videos; Dinner 2007
The CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Dinner, set within the atmospheric setting of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, celebrated the…

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Research Papers

An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4

Stability of Diagrid Structures
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4

The Emergence of the Diagrid - It’s All About the Node
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4

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An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
There is much architectural and engineering literature which discusses the virtues of exterior bracing and diagrid systems in regards to sustainability - two systems…
Stability of Diagrid Structures
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
Efficiencies in the strength and stability of truss systems have been understood since the Middle Ages. The major impetus for widespread use of the truss system however,…
The Emergence of the Diagrid - It’s All About the Node
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo
The diagrid structural system for constructing tall buildings is a recent invention. Debuting in 2004 with the construction of the Swiss Re Tower in London, this…
Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Rahimian & Yoram Eilon, WSP Cantor Seinuk
This paper describes the challenges met in preserving the façade and how the choice of a diagrid system - a highly efficient triangulated truss tube structure – met the…

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CTBUH Awards

Best Tall Sustainable Building 2007 Winner
CTBUH Awards 2007

10 Year Award 2016 Winner
CTBUH Awards 2016


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