Tour of the Hearst Building by Norman Foster Associates
April 26, 2017, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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.