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New York Times Tower

620 8th Avenue
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began2004
  Finished2007
Floor Count52
Floor Area143,639 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - garden
 - parking garage
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - pole
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire1046 ft
Glass fins801 ft
Roof746 ft
Top floor721 ftCTBUH

Description
Building Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Project Architect: FXFowle Architects.

- The building is anchored by the New York Times newspaper (floors 1 through 28) with other tenants on the remaining floors. The design life is expected to be 100 years.

- Double layered facade: A system of small ceramic tubes covering transparent glass which permit the tubes to show the color of the sky. The Times headline above the 8th Ave. entry is printed in 10,166 pt. Fratur font.

- Plantings and gardens are also be placed at the roof top and within an internal open air atrium inside the podium.

- While the building does make use of current energy saving technology, it is not expected to become LEED certified.

- Upper section of spire is designed to sway slightly in the wind.

- Fourth tallest building in New York as of 2010, behind the Empire State Building, Bank of America Tower and Chrysler Building.

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