One of my favorite buildings in New York City, Hearst Tower opened in 2006 and was designed by architect Lord Norman Foster, renowned for his ability to design modern additions to historic structures. In the case of Hearst Tower, he has created an exciting interplay between the historic base and the new tower while maintaining the integrity of both buildings.
In its latest production, Treasures of New York goes on a private tour inside Hearst’s world headquarters. Timed with Hearst Corporation’s 125th anniversary, the film also highlights Hearst’s history and growth into one of the America’s largest diversified media and information companies. Treasures of New York: Hearst Tower premieres Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on WLIW21 and Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN. (MORE)
Hearst Tower, the Manhattan headquarters of Hearst Corporation is the first commercial office building in New York City to be recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achieving both LEED Gold for new construction and LEED Platinum for the operations and maintenance of its existing building at 300 West 57th Street.
The Interior Plaza is home to two magnificent pieces of art designed to complement the soaring, glass-lined space: Icefall, a three-story sculpted water feature, and Riverlines, a monumental fresco by acclaimed environmental artist Richard Long of the UK.