Norman Foster narrates a camera-drone video tour of the Hearst Tower, released to mark the 46-storey tower’s upcoming 10th anniversary. The video provides never-before-seen footage of the architecture, people and inner-workings of the media giant’s New York HQ.
“For me walking in here and seeing this sense of community takes me back in time to the very earliest days of the project,” Foster said. “The idea that it is a marriage of the old and new [and] the most sustainable tower at that time.
“The idea that the base could be like the town square – the piazza – everyone would pass through. It was so exciting, so radical.”