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Hearst Tower

The 46-story Hearst Tower was the first New York City skyscraper to break ground after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Adamson Associates & Foster + Partners
Owner
Hearst Corporation; Tishman Speyer Properties
Location
New York, New York
Completion Date
Area
855,989 ft²
Height
597 ft
Sustainability
LEED Gold Certification
Number of Stories
46
The Hearst Tower in Manhattan. © Ramon Ferreira
The Hearst Tower in Manhattan. © Ramon Ferreira

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 provided protective design and security services to Adamson Associates and Foster + Partners for the 855,989-square-foot high-rise. The tower was completed in 2006.

Highlights

  • 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.

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