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Height: Occupied
219.9 m / 721 ft
Height: To Tip
318.8 m / 1,046 ft
Height: Architectural
318.8 m / 1,046 ft
New York Times Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
7.1 m/s
Tower GFA
143,601 m² / 1,545,708 ft²


Official Name New York Times Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 620 8th Avenue
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2007
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #57 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #9 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #9 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #5 Tallest in New York City

Companies Involved

Owner New York Times Company
Developer Forest City Ratner Companies
Architect FXFOWLE; Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Contractor American Landmark Properties, Ltd.
Other Consultant
Material Supplier
• Elevator Fujitec America, Inc.
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About New York Times Tower

This project, completed in 2007, was an important addition to the New York skyline. For the Times Company however, the building needed to be more than just a beautiful building. It had to support the dramatic transformation of this venerable institution as it reinvented itself in the face of profound shifts in media and market. Indeed, the publisher repeatedly emphasized during the design phase that the building needed to change the way the Company worked, and this goal suffused the development of the design. See Project Case Study


Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
17 Oct 2012 – Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti

A Statement in Steel: The New York Times Building
4 Mar 2008 – Thomas Z. Scarangello, Kyle E. Krall & Jeffrey A. Callow, Thornton Tomasetti

Research Papers

A Statement in Steel: The New York Times Building
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2007
Dec 2007 – CTBUH Research

Times Square Skyscrapers: Sustainability Reaching New Heights
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference

CTBUH Awards

Best Tall Building Americas 2008 Winner
CTBUH Awards 2008