Hearst Tower, New York City

Addressing sustainability at every stage of the supply chain: responsibly sourcing materials; minimising construction waste through prefabrication or disassembly; and recycling waste when operational.

Hearst Tower, New York City
USA
2000 - 2006

The Hearst Tower was the first LEED ‘Gold’ commercial office in New York and rises from a 1920’s Art Deco base. During the renovation works, a large amount of demolition waste was removed from the site – over 75% of this was recycled rather than sent to landfill. The choice of a diagrid structure saved 21% in structural steel compared to a traditional steel-framed building. Of this steel, over 80% comes from recycled sources. In addition to this, there was a strong drive for materials used in the fit-out to be responsibly sourced and to contribute to a healthy internal environment, as part of which all wood was FSC sourced.