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The New York Times Building

Units SI IP

Location

New York, NY, United States

Principal Use

Office

Design Architect

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Gross Floor Area

143,000 m2

1,539,252 ft2

Reason(s) for inclusion

  • Daylight Control

Building Name

New York Times Building

Address

242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Description / Additional Information

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Project Narrative

The facade is composed of a double wall glass high luminosity. The building is covered by a cage made of tubular ceramic mounted on a steel structure. Thanks to its heat absorption rates and bright, saving more than thirty percent of energy. Only interrupted the height of their own windows. Ceramic tubes change color with the reflection of light. The screen and the wall of glass provides a sense of lightness and transparency that makes breathing andalusia building.

General Information

Year completed (or major renovation)

2007

Climate Zone

Temperate

Building Certifications (check all that apply)

  • LEED

Design Features

Energy Performance

Percentage Provided by On-site Renewables

22

Construction Type

Construction Type

  • Curtain Wall

Main Cladding Material

  • Glass
  • Steel

Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)

0.4

Skin Type

Skin Type

  • Double Skin Facade

Geometrical configuration

  • Shaft

Solar Shading

Solar Shading Strategy

  • Glazing-integrated Shading

Exterior shading

  • Custom Movable Elements

Glazing-integrated shading

  • Dynamic Microlouvers

Ventilation

Is there natural ventilation through the facade?

No

Daylight

Noise

Embodied Carbon

Energy Generation

Insulation

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