Tour of Hearst Tower by Norman Foster Associates

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Join us for a tour of the impressive Hearst Tower, a combination of Art Deco and contemporary architecture.

Hearst Tower revives a dream from the 1920s, when publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst envisaged Columbus Circle as a new media quarter in Manhattan. Hearst commissioned a six-storey Art Deco block on Eighth Avenue, anticipating that it would eventually form the base for a tower, though no such scheme was ever advanced.

Echoing an approach developed in the Reichstag and the Great Court at the British Museum, the challenge in designing such a tower at the remove of seventy years was to establish a creative dialogue between old and new.

By invitation only.