Contemporary Architecture

SOM – Times Warner Center

Introduction to Building

  • Status – Completed in 2003
  • Architect – David M. Childs of SOM
  • Location – 10 Columbus Circle, New York
  • Height –  750 ft (229 m )
  • Floor –  55 above ground
  • Type – Multifunctional building
  • Investment- $1.7 bn
  • Owner  – The Related Companies

Biography :

  • Birth – 1941 Princeton, New Jersey
  • Background – Yale school of architecture & New York Institute of Technology.
  • Project – 7 World Trade Center, Worldwide Plaza ,US News & world report Head Quarter and many more.

About the building:

  • The complex has an interesting geometry derived from its site, its concave front facing onto the curve of Columbus Circle
  • its dominant twin towers shaped as parallelograms
  • Perfectly calibrated, glittering glass facades, the suave, sharp-edged precision that is amazingly subtle and refined for a structure of this enormous size.
  • Steel and alloys are used in panes and in window , in few parts exposed frame are used .
  • Skeleton Building
  • As geometrical mass
  • Metal grid facade
  • Shopping mall,whole food market grocery shop at the base of the building
  • The complex is also home to a 1,200 seat theater for  Jazz at Lincoln center as well as CNN studio.
  • The two-hundred-and-fifty-room Mandarin Oriental hotel condominium apartments, a big retail atrium, restaurants, and space for cultural events

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