Category:Hearst Tower (New York City)

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to: navigation, search

The Hearst Tower in New York City is located at 300 West 57th Street or 959 8th Avenue, near Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan. It is the world headquarters of the Hearst Corporation. The six-story base of the headquarters building was commissioned by the founder, William Randolph Hearst and awarded to the architect Joseph Urban. The building was completed in 1928 at a cost of $2 million and contained 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2). The original cast stone facade has been preserved in the new design as a designated Landmark site. Originally built as the base for a proposed skyscraper, the construction of the tower was postponed due to the Great Depression. The new tower addition with diagrid frame, designed by the architect Norman Foster, was completed nearly eighty years later, and 2,000 Hearst employees moved in on 4 May 2006.