Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Video: Foster's celebrates 10th anniversary of Hearst Tower in NY

  • Comment

Foster + Partners has unveiled new drone footage of the Hearst Tower in New York on the tenth anniversary of the topping out of the project.

The 46-storey tall tower in New York is the current HQ for the Hearst media company, which publishes titles such a Good Housekeeping and The Oprah Magazine.

The building, which opened in 2006, earned a Platinum LEED Rating for Existing Buildings and was the first building to recieve both Gold and Platinum certifications. It was also the first major building in New York to be commissioned following the September 11th attack on the World Trade Centre.

The new footage sees a drone fly through the lobby of the building and gives a unique view on the aesthetics of the Foster-designed tower.

Speaking about the new footage Norman Foster said: ‘There are so many aspects which make this project unique. The idea that you are using technology which didn’t exist ten years ago to capture the building ten years on is very symbolic.

‘For me, walking in here and seeing this sense of community takes me back in time to the very earliest days of the project. The idea that it is a marriage of the old and new, the most sustainable tower built at that time, and the idea that the base could be the like the town square, the piazza.

‘It takes a very enlightened client to work together to create something at this scale with works of art incorporated not as an afterthought but integral to the design I think is a great tribute to Hearst.’

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.