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Official Name New York Times Tower
Type building
Status Completed
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
Street Address 620 8th Avenue (Map)
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Start of Construction 2004
Completion 2007
Global Ranking #54 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #8 tallest in North America
National Ranking #8 tallest in United States
City Ranking #4 tallest in New York City
Height: Architectural 318.8 meter / 1046 feet
Height: Occupied 219.9 meter / 721 feet
Height: To Tip 318.8 meter / 1046 feet
Floors Above Ground 52
# of Elevators 32
Top Elevator Speed 7.1 m/s
Tower GFA 143,601 m² / 1,545,708 ft²
Companies Involved
Owner New York Times Company
Developer Forest City Ratner Companies
Design FXFOWLE; Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Contractor AMEC
Other Consultants RWDI; Fujitec America, Inc.
Material Supplier
• 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
CTBUH Awards
2008 Best Tall Building Americas Winner
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

A Statement in Steel: The New York Times Building
K. E. Krall (Thornton Tomasetti), J. A. Callow (Thornton Tomasetti), CTBUH Dubai Congress

Technical Papers
A Statement in Steel: The New York Times Building
T. Z. Scarangello (Thornton Tomasetti), K. E. Krall (Thornton Tomasetti), CTBUH Dubai Congress

Other CTBUH Links
The New York Times Building
CTBUH Featured Tall Building, 2012
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2007
CTBUH Report, 2008

News Articles
Top 10 steel skyscrapers
arabianBusiness.com, 2010-10
The Glass Stampede
New York Mag, 2008-09
Architect Supports Changes to Times Tower
The New York Times, 2008-07
2 Men Scale New York Times Building Hours Apart
The New York Times, 2008-06
Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FXFOWLE
Architectural Record, 2008-02
Cracked Windows at NY Times Tower Under Investigation
Engineering News-Record, 2008-01
The Power of the Tower
The Guardian, 2007-11
The Times They Are A-changin'
World Architecture News, 2007-04