Saturday, October 21, 2006
Eighth Avenue, July 2006
The new headquarters for The New York Times is rising on Eighth Avenue between 40th and 41st streets. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the building is scheduled for occupancy next spring. The 52-story structure is a big change from the Times' current home, a 15-story building on 43rd Street dating from early this century. (The Times will occupy only the lower half of the new building; the rest will be rental office space.)
Thousands of ceramic rods make up the exterior sunscreen. When the sun hits them just right, it creates an interesting arc of light.