Securing Hearst Tower
Constructed atop the historic International Magazine Building commissioned by William Randolph Hearst in 1928, the 46-story Hearst Tower was the first New York City skyscraper to break ground after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It is also the first office high-rise in Manhattan to earn LEED Gold Certification.
We worked with the Hearst Corporation, Tishman Speyer Properties, Turner Construction, the architect and design team to establish and implement a variety of protective design and security criteria.
The building is visually striking due to its diagrid-framing exterior, a cost-effective system that resulted in about 20 percent less structural steel than a conventional steel frame.