09 enero 2008

New York Times Building

English
Via the chilean blog "Plataforma Arquitectura" I get news about the new building to house NYTimes offices and other tenants.Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and FxFowle Architects it is the first hig rise curtain wall with ceramic sunscreen built in the United States.

Located on 8th Avenue between 40th and 41st streets, the building contributes to the revival of Times Square area. The 50 floors hosts many companies as well as the main offices of the newspaper, and its 319 meters height provides employeers very nice views of Manhattan, Hudson River and New Jersey.

More information can be found at Plataforma Arquitectura blog and the New York Times Building official website.

Also remarkable is the photowork made by well-known photographer Annie Leibovitz covering the construction works made in the building between July 2005 and July 2006 that can be seen here

Español
A trevés del blog chileno Plataforma Arquitectura descubro el nuevo edificio construido en la zona de Times Square para albergar las oficinas del New York Times.
Diseñado por el italiano Renzo Piano junto con el estudio FxFowle Architects construye un hito en Manhattan y en la arquitectura hecha en los Estados Unidos.

Destaca también el trabajo fotográfico realizado por la famosa Annie Leibovitz durante la construcción del rascacielos, aunque a mí personalmente, una vez vistas las fotos, sólo hay unas pocas que me gusten y ninguna que me apasione. Probablemente un trabajo fotográfico que no tiene la calidad que se presupondría (a mi parecer y tras un rápido vistazo).

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