New York Times Building

View Larger Map

New York Times Tower
The New York Times Building is a skyscraper on the west side of Midtown Manhattan that was completed in 2007. Its chief tenant is The New York Times Company, publisher of The New York Times and owner of The Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, as well as other regional papers. Construction of the New York Times Building was a joint venture of The New York Times Company, Forest City Ratner Companies—the Cleveland-based real estate firm redeveloping the Brooklyn Atlantic rail yards, and ING Real Estate.

The New York Times Building tower was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and FXFOWLE Architects, with Gensler providing interior design.
The tower rises 748 feet (228 m) from the street to its roof, with the exterior curtain wall extending 92 feet (28 m) higher to 840 feet (260 m), and a mast rising to 1,046 feet (319 m). As of 2008, the building is tied with the Chrysler Building as the third tallest building in New York City and the seventh tallest in the United States.
The steel-framed building, cruciform in plan, utilizes a screen of 1 5⁄8" (41.3 mm) ceramic rods mounted on the exterior of the glass curtain wall on the east, west and south facades. The rod spacing increases from the base to the top, providing greater transparency as the building rises. The New York Times Building steel framing and bracing is exposed at the four corner "notches" of the building.