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Identification

5 Times Square
Ernst & Young Tower
100374

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The dynamic asymmetrical form of the tower is a response to the zoning demands of the Times Square sub-district and the 42nd Street Redevelopment Authority.
  • The angular planes composing the building's form correspond to the break in the street gird caused by the diagonal intersection of Broadway. This irregularity allows for a design that responds directly to pedestrian traffic patterns and maximises light and floor plates.
  • The office tower features a dramatic angular shape with a sloping fin on the Seventh Avenue side, with space for commercial signage and retail space at the base.
  • The number of floors includes 3 mechanical floors.
  • On August 13, 2004, a freight elevetor suddenly shot up and crashed into the top level ceining, killing one person, Carl DeClercq, the security guard and elevator operator.

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Location

582-598 7th Avenue
5 Times Square, 201 West 41st Street, 200-212 West 42nd Street
590 7th Avenue
10036
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

575.00 ft
40
2
2000
2002
20

Involved Companies

Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

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