Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hearst Tower


I walked past this building yesterday and the sun seemed to be hitting it just right. It is the Hearst Tower and I read that it is New York's first "green" skyscraper. Apparently the grids you can see on the outside help to save energy, and it has special windows that reflect the light in summer to keep it cooler. The building also has tanks to collect rainwater and they've used recycled furniture and carpets inside. A good idea!

16 comments:

Olivier said...

Il est magnifique cet immeuble. je trouve son architecture tres belle et tres original. Surtout quand on sait que cet immeuble et construit sur un vieux immeuble, cela fait un tres beau contrasme entre le moderne et l'ancien. a voir NYC sur ton blog, cela me donne envie de prendre l'avion maintenant ;o)


It is splendid this building. I find his architecture very beautiful and very original. Especially when it is known that this building and built on an old building, that makes a very beautiful contrasme between the modern one and the old one. has to see NYC on your blog, that gives me desire for taking the plane now; O)

Dina said...

Apart from being a nice building it is also being nice to the earth. Did you know that in Sydney they did an earth hour, where everyone after sunset instead of switching the lights on they switched a candle?!!

Nazzareno said...

That to say! The amazement is the first feeling that is born from your image. It pleases me the it ponder on the glass, (comes to put me the sunglasses). CIao

Rosy said...

Looks like it has many stories on this building, that is neat how it is designed to collect the rain water.

Thank you for visiting my blog too.

Gudl said...

Interesting! The building looks nice,too.

The Salems said...

wow that is amazing..
a recycled building what next a recycled village then town?
ps:
Thank you for your comment on sunrise. it's very much appreciated..

marie6 said...

what a great idea! we need more of these, and the sooner the better! And it even looks nice, for a recycled project, (just kidding), but it does look nice.

DaveM said...

It looks good, lets hope it sets a trend.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

How brilliant! I didn't know that. Where is it at? Midtown East?

NY Magazine did a story on green buildings in NYC and I think one of them was this tower.

Jen said...

All of you photos make me want to go back to New York so badly! Thank you for those:)

Moi said...

am glad the green consciousness is catching up with the corporates too.....

Lori said...

Hello everyone!

Olivier, courage! Octobre n'est pas trop loin. :)

Dina, I like the idea of an earth hour. I wish they would do that here.

Ming, it is in midtown on the west side (west 57th street). Just south of Columbus Circle.

Thanks everyone for stopping by today.

Gardener Greg said...

Great photo Lori. I live the big buildings. Thank you so much.

Greg

Wanda said...

Lori, that is a magnificent photo. You are right, the sun is hitting that building so perfect.
I love all the facts you give us, makes me feel a part of that picture.
You are good!!

Kala said...

this building looks very neat and I like how they have incorporated energy saving ideas!

a-xpressions said...

wonderful...!
next time i visit NYC, i will make a point to see this bldg. surely..as an architect i am really excited now...thanks fot sharing this info..:)