Hearst Tower Wins 10 Year Tall Building Award

(Photo: Hearst Corporation via CTBUH) 

The Hearst Tower in New York has received the 10 Year Award in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) annual awards program. The award recognizes the proven value and performance of a building over a decade of its completion and operation.

The 46-story tower in Manhattan combines 40 stories of new construction with the Hearst Corporation’s original six-story headquarters. The 1920s-era stone façade of the original structure serves as the shell of the headquarters’ lobby and provides the architectural base for a 40-story exterior steel diagonal grid (diagrid) system, designed by Foster and Partners architects and engineered by WSP Cantor Seinuk. Cives Steel Company (an AISC member and certified fabricator) performed the project’s connection design and fabricated its 11,500 tons of structural steel. Fabrication began in early 2004 and steel erection, performed by subcontractors Cornell and Company of Woodbury, N.J. (an AISC member and certified fabricator and erector) was completed by the end of 2005. The building opened the following year.

For more about the project, see the article “A New Angle” from our July 2006 issue. You can view all of this year’s CTBUH award winners at