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New York Times Building
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DESIGNER
 
 
Renzo Piano

FXFowle Architects
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MATERIALS
 
glass

 

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
620 Eight Avenue (40th street/41th street)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for means of information and communication
Newspaper and publishing house headquarters
Buildings for recreational activities
Theatres
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Specialized museums
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2000     project winner of competition
Realisation
2007
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"New York Times Building. Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris. FXFowle Architects, New York", Detail 9/2007 [Hochhäuser/High-Rise Buildings/Tours], "Prozess/Process" pp. 984-1004
"Reflexion, Schichtung, Leichtigkeit - Ein Gespräch zum Entwurf mit dem Projektleiter Erik Volz/Reflection, Layering, Lightness - An Interview with Project Architect Erik Volz on the Design", Detail 9/2007 [Hochhäuser/High-Rise Buildings/Tours], "Prozess/Process" pp. 986-993 (984-1004)
"Die Planung aus Sicht des Bauherrn - ein Interview mit Hussain Ali-Khan von der New York Times/The Planning from the Client's Point of View - Interview with Hussain Ali-Khan of the New York Times", Detail 9/2007 [Hochhäuser/High-Rise Buildings/Tours], "Prozess/Process" pp. 994-997 (984-1004)
Tom Scarangello, "Die Tragstruktur des New York Times Building/The Load-Bearing Structure of the New York Times Building", Detail 9/2007 [Hochhäuser/High-Rise Buildings/Tours], "Prozess/Process" pp. 998-999 (984-1004)
"Europäische Qualitäten in einem New Yorker Wolkenkratzer - ein Gespräch mit Dan Kaplan von FXFowle/European Features in a New York Skyscraper - An Interview with David Kaplan of FXFowle", Detail 9/2007 [Hochhäuser/High-Rise Buildings/Tours], "Prozess/Process" pp. 1000-1004 (984-1004)
Luis Fernández-Galiano, "Alturas de Nueva York. De Piano a SANAA, la cultura como motor urbano", Arquitectura Viva 115, julio-agosto/july-august 2007 [Promesas del Este/Eastern Promises], p. 81 (80-83)
Luis Fernández-Galiano, "Conversación en el diario. Renzo Piano en 'The New York Times'", Arquitectura Viva 115, julio-agosto/july-august 2007 [Promesas del Este/Eastern Promises], pp. 85-91 (80-97)
Francesco Dal Co, "Understatement. Quello che la torre del «New York Times» di Renzo Piano può suggerire", Casabella 756, giugno/june 2007, "Editoriale" pp. 3-7, cover
"Claro y onesto, Piano para The New York Times", Arquitectura Viva 113, III-IV 2007 [Piedra al límite], "Breves" p. 9
"Renzo Piano a New York", Casabella 738, novembre/november 2005, pp. 6-35, 109-112
Jean-Marie Martin, "«Giro il mondo dall'età di diciannove anni - e il successo? Non con l'accademia ma con il fare e disfare»", Casabella 738, novembre/november 2005, p. 6 (6-35, 109-112)
Massimo Dini, "Intervista a Renzo Piano/Interview with Renzo Piano", Casabella 738, novembre/november 2005, pp. 7-11, 109-112 (6-35, 109-112)
"Una torre monocroma e multicolore", Casabella 738, novembre/november 2005, pp. 12-15 (6-35, 109-112)
Gianna Pontecorboli, "La febbre del 2005", Meridiani 116, marzo 2003 [New York], p. 49 (48-54)
"Renzo Piano Building Workshop srl. Sede centrale del New York Times, New York" in Next. 8. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. 2002, Marsilio, Venezia 2002, "Torri" pp. 228-231
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CLIENT
 
 
The New York Times
New York Forest City Ratner Companies, New York
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
ml. 250 (top edge of screen)
ml. 348 (including mast)
Floors
52 aboveground
Surface
sq.m. 148.644
Number
28 lifts
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Thorntorn Tomasetti, New York
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
H. M. White Site Architects, New York
Cornelia H. Oberlander, Vancouver
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STAFF
 
Project
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris/Genova
FXFowle Architects, New York/Dubai
Project architect
Bernhard Plattner (Renzo Piano Building Workshop)
Project management
Erik Volz (Renzo Piano Building Workshop)
Design team
Bruce Fowle, Daniel Kaplan, Gerald Rosenfeld, Joseph Hand, Elizabeth Finkelshteyn, Scott Wood, Ray Williams, Doug Freeman, James Adams, Jason Abbey, Nick Tocheff, Xiaotong Wu, Zheng Dai, John Secreti, Xander Redfern, Chiam Zeitz (FXFowle Architects)
Facades consultant
Heitmann & Associates Inc., New York
Interior design
Gensler, New York
Lighting design
Susan Brady Lighting Design, New York
LBNL - Berkeley Lab, Berkeley with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York
Office for Visual Interaction, New York (Base building)
Mechanical engineer
Flack + Kurtz, New York
Vertical transportation
Jenkins & Huntington Inc., New York
Acoustical consultant
Cerami & Associates, New York
Fisher Dachs Associates, New York (Auditorium)
Aerodynamics and weather resistant consultant
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin, Miramar CSTB, Nantes
Theatre consultant
Fisher Dachs Associates, New York (Auditorium)
Consultant
Schlaich Bergermann und P., Stuttgart (mast)
Simulation and laboratory test
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, New York (ceramic testing)
Construction management
AMEC, New York
Art intervention
Robert Rauschenberg (sculpture in the entrance hall)
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Other competition participants: Norman Foster, Frank O. Gehry, Cesar Pelli and David Childs (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill). 
 
 
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