Time Warner Center
The Time Warner Center is a mixed-use skyscraper developed by
The Related Companiesin New York City. Its design, by David Childs and Mustafa Kemal Abadan of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, consists of two 229 m (750 ft) towers bridged by a multi-story atrium containing upscale retail shops. Construction began in November 2000, following the demolition of the New York Coliseum, and a topping-out ceremony was held on February 27, 2003. It is the property with the highest-listed market value in New York City, $1.1 billion in 2006. [" [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/13/nyregion/13property.html Property Values in New York Show Vibrancy] ." New York Times. Jan. 13, 2007.]
Originally constructed as the "AOL Time Warner Center," the building surrounds half of
Columbus Circlein Midtown Manhattan. The total floor area of 260,000 m² (2.8 million ft²) is divided between offices (notably the offices of Time WarnerInc.), residential condominiums, and the Mandarin Orientalhotel. The Shops at Columbus Circleis an upscale shopping mall located in a curving arcade at the base of the building, with a large Whole Foods Marketgrocery store in the basement. The complex is also home to a 1,200 seat theater for Jazz at Lincoln Centeras well as CNNstudios, from where " Anderson Cooper 360°" and " Lou Dobbs Tonight", among other shows, are broadcast live. CNN's Jeanne Moos, known for her offbeat "man on the street" reporting, frequently accosts her interview subjects just outside the building. In 2005, Jazz at Lincoln Centerannounced a partnership with XM Satellite Radiowhich gave XMstudio space at Frederick P. Rose Hallto broadcast both daily jazz programming and special events such as an Artist Confidentialshow featuring Carlos Santana. [" [http://www.jalc.org/about/news/050518-news.html XM Satellite Radio to Open New Studios at World-Renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.] " Jazz at Lincoln Centerpress release. May 19, 2005.] [" [http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=7990 Santana - XM & Jazz at Lincoln Center.] " All About JazzNov. 10, 2005.]
Design and construction
Construction was delayed for nearly 15 years after
Mortimer Zuckerman's Boston Propertiesinitially won a bidding contest to buy the property for the Coliseum's owners the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York). Boston proposed to build a two 63-story buildings to be designed by Moshe Safdieon the 4.5 acre Coliseum site in 1985. Unsuccessful competitors for the site included Donald Trumpwho proposed building a 137-story, 488 m high building which would be the world's tallest. [ [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=10columbuscircle-newyorkcity-ny-usa 10 Columbus Circle - Emporis.com] ]
Boston's winning bid was $455 Million for the site. It was to be the headquarters of
Salomon Brothers. The building ran into intense opposition (including most prominently Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) who were concerned it would cast a shadow on Central Park. In 1988 a court ruled that the building violated the city's own zoning ordinances. At about the same Salomon Brothers backed out. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE6DE163CF937A35752C0A96E948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all New Yorkers & Co.; Developer vs. Himself Over Coliseum Project - New York Times - January 4, 1988] ]
A renegotiated deal called for the building to be 52-stories with Boston paying a lower $357 million for the site.
David Childswas tapped to redesign the building.
The building still languished until 2000 when the Coliseum was finally demolished. The Center which now has 55 floors markets it as a 77-story building. [ [http://wirednewyork.com/aol/condominium.htm Time Warner Center Condominium Apartments - wirednewyork.com - Retrieved July 13, 2008] ]
The Time Warner Center was the first major building to be completed in Manhattan after the
September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, although it was already under construction in 2001. While some New Yorkers noted the uncanny resemblance of the Time Warner Center to the fallen Twin Towers, the building's developer disclaimed to the press any intentional similarity. [ [http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/ny-twc0219,0,1112834.story Inside the Time Warner Center] , Newsday, Feb. 19, 2004]
The building drew publicity in 2003 when Mexican financier
David Martinezpaid $54.7 million dollars for a penthouse condo, then a record for New York residential sales.
The building’s street address is officially 10 Columbus Circle, but the developers use the name “One Central Park” to promote the residential units. The address One
Central Park West, meanwhile, belongs to a tower across the street owned by Donald Trump. Upon the completion of the Time Warner Center, Trump made a “little joke” at the Time Warner Center’s expense by hanging a large sign on his building gloating, “Your views aren’t so great, are they?” [Caroline Overington. " [http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/28/1069825988067.html Gotham agog as plutocrats stage battle of the towers] ." The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 29, 2003]
The design of Time Warner Center pays homage to the streets of New York: The curvature of the base helps frame Columbus Circle, the angle of the two towers aligns with Broadway, and the space between the towers gives the illusion that 59th Street passes through. In addition, the rectangular patterns on the glass curtain wall overlooking Columbus Circle suggest the Manhattan street grid.
In popular culture
* TWC was seen in
Matt Reeves2008 movie, Cloverfield; one of the building was damaged by monster and collapsed onto another, staying in highly unstable position.
Buildings and architecture of New York City
Tallest buildings in New York City
per se (restaurant)
[http://onlinexplore.com/timewarnercenter/ 360° virtual tour] - onlinexplore.com
* [http://www.onecentralpark.com/ One Central Park] — Residential sales and information
* [http://www.timewarner.com/ Time Warner] — Corporate Website
* [http://www.related.com/ The Related Companies] - Corporate Website
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