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Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, New York

RIBA Ref No RIBA80738
Architect/DesignerFoster & Partners
Urban, Joseph (1872-1933)
Artist/PhotographerAshton, Paul
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Subject Date2006
Image Date2012
ViewWorm's-eye
MediumDigital image
Library Reference21
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditPaul Ashton / RIBA Collections
SubjectEnergy conservation ; Office buildings ; Steel ; Skyscrapers ; Glass
NOTES: The former six-storey headquarters building was commissioned by the founder, William Randolph Hearst. Designed by Joseph Urban and completed in 1928, it was built as a base for a proposed skyscraper the construction of which was postponed due to the Great Depression. The skyscraper incorporating special environmental features was added in 2003-2006 by Foster & Partners.
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