Manhattan's Hearst Tower, the first LEED office tower in New York, is a modern reinterpretation of the Hearst Corporation's original six-story, cast stone, Art Deco home. Foster + Partners inserted a 44-story steel-and-glass tower inside the original structure. The landmark façade is now a 70-ft.-high, skylit atrium space.
Since 1935, the Griffith Observatory has provided visitors a window to the cosmos, attracting 70 million stargazers to the graceful landmark perched atop Mt. Hollywood. When it reopened in November 2006 after a $93 million renovation and expansion, it was twice its original size and included not only a new start-of-the-art planetarium, café, bookstore, and theater, but 20,000 square feet of exhibit space designed to turn earthbound visitors into observers of the universe.
A highlight of Sir Norman Foster’s new landmark Hearst Building in Manhattan is an exhibition and tour program for one of the company’s most iconic and enduring publications, Good Housekeeping magazine.
The tour celebrates and interprets the Good Housekeeping Institute’s century of commitment to America’s consumers and women’s advocacy, also introducing visitors to the rigorous tests carried out by the Institute’s various departments.
This classic, dynamic flap sign was designed and commissioned to display inspirational quotes, poems, questions, and statements about democracy rather than train timetables. Unlike normal flap signs, this one has no labels or markings on it other than the letters that appear when the flaps move. When it is blank, it is mute.
To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Erie Canal’s opening, the Empire State Development Corp. undertook a major rehabilitation of the historic commercial slip as part of a larger revitalization plan to enhance commercial passenger and public access to Buffalo’s waterfront.