Synopses & Reviews
Hearst Tower revives a dream from the 1920s, when the publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst commissioned a six storey Art Deco building on Eighth Avenue in New York, USA, anticipating that it would one-day form the base for a tower. The challenge in designing such a tower was to establish a dialogue between old and new, and in the process create something fresh. The tower's distinctive facetted silhouette - unique on the Manhattan skyline - is complemented by a lobby conceived on the scale of a bustling town square. Occupying the entire floor plate of the old building, this space provides access to all parts of the tower and a social focus for the Hearst community. This is a monograph that will appeal to all those interested in architecture and design.
This book follows the evolution of the Hearst Tower in New York City from first sketches through to completion, as designed and executed by Foster + Partners.