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4 Times Square - The Skyscraper Center

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Click an image to view larger version. Height: Architectural
246.5 m / 809 ft     Height: To Tip
340.7 m / 1,118 ft Floors Above Ground
48 Floors Below Ground
2 # of Elevators


Official Name 4 Times Square Other Names Conde Nast Building Structure Type Building Status Completed Country United States City New York City Street Address & Map 4 Times Square Plaza Postal Code 10036 Building Function office Structural Material steel Proposed 1995 Construction Start 1996 Completion 1999
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Global Ranking #467 Tallest in the World Regional Ranking #74 Tallest in North America National Ranking #65 Tallest in United States City Ranking #26 Tallest in New York City

Companies Involved

Developer The Durst Organization Architect • Design Fox & Fowle Structural Engineer • Design WSP Cantor Seinuk Main Contractor Tishman Construction Material Supplier • Elevator Otis Elevator Company • Fire Proofing Grace Construction Products • Steel Owen Steel Company Inc.

About 4 Times Square

The design for 4 Times Square was started in 1995. The site is in Times Square and the building has 1,600,000 rentable square feet. Fox & Fowle agreed with The Durst Organization that the goal was to do the “best” possible building using the latest proven technology. The building used building incorporated photovoltaics (BIPV) and two 400 KW United Technologies fuel cells. Other innovations included fly ash in the concrete, sensing devices in the return air plenums to detect CO2 levels and VOC’s, a mechanical equipment room located at the top of the building to allow daylight for the building engineering team, natural gas powered chillers, a hat truss at the building top to reduce steel and concrete, variable speed drives (unique at the time) on fans, pumps and motors, 85% particulate filtering system on the fresh air, (upgraded to 95% in 2010) and bicycle racks, and a separate exhaust shaft going thru the entire building to allow for smoking rooms on every floor (at the time, NY City allowed smoking in buildings if proper ventilation was provided). This precluded the building being allowed to file for LEED as non-smoking was a prerequisite. The building was featured in an exhibit at the National Building Museum called “Big and Green” and was on the cover of the book created for the exhibit.

At the time of its completion in 1999 it was heralded as the greenest high rise building in the world. The initial tenants were Skadden Arps, and Conde Nast, for whom the building is named.

CTBUH Initiatives

4 Times Square + Bank of America Tower Sustainable Tech Tour
28 Oct 2015 – Tour Report

Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014 – Event Report


Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization

2014 Awards - Session 2 Q&A
6 Nov 2014 – Chair: David Malott, KPF

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Career of Foresight: Douglas Durst
6 Nov 2014 – Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization

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Research Papers

Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

Provocations: Sustainable Architecture Today
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai

Times Square Skyscrapers: Sustainability Reaching New Heights
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference

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