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Hearst Tower
300 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Hearst Tower , located at 300 West 57 th Street in Midtown Manhattan, was built LEED GOLD Certified and operates as LEED Platinum Certified. The Hearst Tower serves as the global headquarters for Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Managed by Tishman Speyer, the 46-story structure, which was designed by renowned architect Norman Foster, rises 597 feet from its landmark six-story base, the International Magazine Building, originally built by William Randolph Hearst in 1928. The exterior of the building boasts an innovative design of glass and steel, which makes for a modern look that is unlike any other skyscraper in North America.

Once inside the building, tenants are welcomed by a three-story water feature, Icefall, which circulates rainwater, and Riverlines, a monumental fresco consisting of water and earth from New York's Hudson River and the Avon River in England. Rather than placing too much emphasis on artifical light, office spaces take full advantage of sunlight flowing through floor-to-ceiling windows that are designed with low-E glass , resulting in 97 percent of occupied floors having window views and 96 percent having daylight exposure. Hearst Tower also boasts Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, a digital photography center, a fitness center, an executive conference and dining center, a 340-seat c afe, a 168-seat theater, galleries to showcase art exhibits relating to Hearst brands, and a sleek Good Housekeeping Research Institute--housing six labs to test virtually every consumer product in America.

Hearst Tower's dedicated property management team led the execution of a number of upgrades designed to operate the building more efficiently. ENERGY STAR was, in part, achieved through a full-building lighting relamp, temperature set point adjustments, and the use of air and waterside economizers that offer free cooling whenever outside temperatures allow.   A sub-metering system was installed to keep track of electricity use throughout the building to pinpoint high use areas. The installation of variable speed drives have increased chiller plant efficiency. The introduction of fewer operating hours and the ability to automatically turn off computers as well as automatic lighting controls on office floors are also contributing factors to achieving the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance. A top-of-the-line management system ensures that energy consumption levels in the various spaces throughout the building are well controlled.  





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by HEARST or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

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Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (92)
2011 (88)
2012 (84)
2016 (83)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 814000 sf

Year Constructed: 2006

Contract Type: None

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