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New York Times Building

The New York Times building, completed in 2007, was the first major commercial redevelopment in the area that blended transparency, sustainability and technology.

Project Details

Project Partners
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, FXCollaborative & Gensler
Owner
The New York Times Company
Location
New York, New York
Completion Date
Area
1.7 million ft²
Height
1,046 ft
Number of Stories
52
Project Awards

AIA, Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, 2009

AIA New York State, Award of Excellence, 2008

CTBUH, Best Tall Building Award – Americas, 2008

ACEC New York, Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence in the Category of Structural System, 2008

New York Construction, Project of the Year Award, 2007

The New York Times Building in Manhattan. © Bernstein Associates Photographers/Ray Jackson
The New York Times Building in Manhattan. David Sunderberg/Esto
The New York Times Building in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
The New York Times Building in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
The New York Times Building in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
The New York Times Building in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
The New York Times Building in Manhattan. Courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Building Transparency and Sustainability in Times Square West

The New York Times building, completed in 2007, was the first major commercial redevelopment in the area that blended transparency, sustainability and technology. At 52 stories, its elegant structural steel exoskeleton and glass and ceramic curtain wall bring a modern, light aesthetic to the area.

We provided structural and protective design services to a team of architects that included Renzo Piano Building Workshop, FXCollaborative and Gensler.

nytimes David Sundberg/Esto

Highlights

  • Coupled with low-emissivity glass and the “sunscreen” effect of the ceramic rods, the façade design reduces heating and cool load while, admitting abundant natural light into all floors.

  • Use of two small-diameter X-braces, instead of one large one, contributes to lighter appearance of the exoskeleton.

  • Outrigger trusses even out and limit deflection from thermal differentials up to 140 degrees F.

  • Our structural design achieved no columns interrupting the storefronts from the ground to the second floor.