New York Times Tower
Structure in General
- This is the New York Times' seventh headquarters since its foundation in 1851.
- The dramatic, ethereal looking structure is more slender than an original scheme that called for four, expansive exterior glass staircases. A thin mast rises above an illuminated roof terrace.
- This is the first high-rise building in the United States to have a ceramic sunscreen curtain wall.
- Low-iron ultra-clear glass is draped with 186,000, 4-foot 10-inch white ceramic rods resulting in a curtain wall that appears to change color according to ambient lighting conditions.
- The building's sign measures 110 feet (33.5 meters) in length by 15 feet (4.6 meters) in height and is constructed from around 1,000 separate pieces of aluminium affixed to the ceramic rods.
- The facade's glass panels extend above the rooftop garden to 801 ft.-10.5 in.
- In excess of 95% of the structural steel was recycled.
- The tower utilizes 23,500 tons of steel.
- Elevators travel at speeds of up to 1,600 feet per minute.
- The building features marigold-coloured Marmarino plaster walls in the public areas; furniture is of cherry wood while floors throughout are of white oak.
- The 14th floor features a double-height common room-cum-canteen which overlooks the newsroom.
- Features New York City's first fully expressed, unclad high-rise steel frame.
- The lobby features a publicly accessible large internal garden as well as a fully glazed private roof garden for tenants which offers panoramic views.
- The architects were recognized with a 2009 Honor Award from the National Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
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