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Foster and Partners

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This Foster and Partners-designed tower in Manhattan for media giant Hearst has been submitted to the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. The 42-storey tower will be constructed on top of the current Joseph Urbandesigned Hearst HQ. Urban's original Art Deco design was the base for a centrepiece tower for the HQ when it was constructed in 1928, but a tower was never added and it remained at six storeys.

Foster's design will take the form of 'a triangulated structureà expressed in stainless steel', and will cover 255,000m 2.Lord Foster described the project as 'combining the best of both worlds - the old and the new - to enhance the historic through a carefully orchestrated dialogue with the modern'.

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