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Old February 6th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #141
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just TO DIE FOR!
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Old February 7th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #142
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i took one of this tower two weeks back



its certainly an interesting design
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Old February 7th, 2005, 11:01 PM   #143
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It looks much better in real life than in the renderings but that seems to be the case in every building I've seen.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #144
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Best tower uc in NY!
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:19 PM   #145
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FOSTER AND PARTNERS have don it again. Their ideas are unique.
Have you seen the inside?........''to die for''!
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Old February 9th, 2005, 04:31 AM   #146
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I LOVE that design.
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Old February 11th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #147
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Found at a site called cornershots and posted at WNY:

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Old February 11th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #148
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this tower is so gorgeous!

can't wait for it being completed

great work with the site pics guys, keep us updated
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Old February 11th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #149
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very nice!
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Old February 11th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #150
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great great tower!!
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Old February 14th, 2005, 03:11 AM   #151
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From Foster and Partners website...

'Topping out' for Foster and Partners designed Hearst Tower, New York

11th February 2005

The Hearst Corporation's 46-storey headquarters office tower was 'topped out' on 11th February in the presence of the Governor of New York State, George E Pataki and New York City Mayor, Michael R Bloomberg. Signifying the placement of the highest steel beam, the structure now rises to its full 597 feet above the existing six-storey Art Deco building. Scheduled for completion in 2006, the tower establishes a creative dialogue between old and new. The new building will provide almost a million square feet of space, enabling one of America's largest publishing companies to consolidate its entire New York City staff in one location and resonating with founder William Randolph Hearst's original vision of a vibrant media hub at Columbus Circle.

The Hearst Corporation's drive to create an improved workplace is articulated by the building's light-filled, environmentally progressive status. Designed to consume significantly less energy than a conventional New York office building, and naturally ventilated for up to 75% of the year, the Hearst Tower is set to become the first commercial office building in New York City to achieve a 'Gold Rating' under the US Green Buildings Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

Lord Foster noted, "The Hearst tower expresses its own time with distinction, yet respects and strengthens the existing six-story historical structure. The tower is lifted clear of its historic base, linked on the outside only by columns and glazing, which are set back from the edges of the site. The transparent connection floods the spaces below with natural light and encourages the impression of the new floating above the old."

The main spatial event is the vast internal plaza - an 'urban room' - that occupies the entire floor plate within the shell of the historic base. Functioning like a bustling town square, this dramatic space provides access to all parts of the building. It incorporates the elevator lobby, the Hearst cafeteria and auditorium and mezzanine levels for meetings and special functions. Linked on the outside by a transparent skirt of glass, which floods the spaces below with natural light, there is the impression of the tower floating weightlessly above the base.

Unlike a conventionally framed structure, the tower has a triangulated form. This is not only a highly efficient solution, using 21% less steel than a traditionally framed building, it is also structurally more resilient; and of the 10,480 tonnes of steel used for the structure, 90% is recycled material. With its corners peeled back between the diagonals, the structure has the effect of emphasising the tower's vertical proportions and creating a distinctive facetted silhouette on the skyline.

For further information please contact: Bud Perrone at Rubenstein Communications

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Old February 14th, 2005, 05:44 AM   #152
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That's an excellent night shot savethewtc. Thanks for posting it.

Hearst Tower is going to be another great iconic landmark.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #153
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Ahh man, topped out too soon. The growth was way quicker than I expected.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 04:27 AM   #154
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new pics...2-15-05

took these today, 2-15-05...its a great bldg













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Old February 16th, 2005, 04:31 AM   #155
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Just keeps getting better and better
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Old February 16th, 2005, 04:41 AM   #156
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Wow, that steel in the middle of the facade (not the edges) actually looks good.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 04:47 AM   #157
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I took this photo last week..I love this tower....

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Old February 20th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #158
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This building is fantastic. It reminds me of those rubix things. Not the cubes the flat things that I can't remember the name of.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #159
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Finally Foster's has emerged again in one of the world's greatest skyline.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #160
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lol, this is gonna be the Lippo building of NY
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