NYC Urban Sketchers visits the Heart Tower.
The six-story base of the headquarters building was commissioned by the founder, William Randolph Hearst (Citizen Kane). The building was completed in 1928
The original cast stone facade has been preserved in the new design as a designated Landmark site. Originally built as the base for a proposed skyscraper, the construction of the tower was postponed due to the Great Depression. The new tower addition was completed nearly eighty years later, ... and 89 years after that Urban Sketchers arrives to take in the site.
The atrium features escalators which run through a 3-story water sculpture titled Icefall, a wide waterfall built with thousands of glass panels, which cools and humidifies the lobby air.
Hearst Tower is the first "green" high-rise office building completed in New York City, with a number of environmental considerations built into the plan. The floor of the atrium is paved with heat conductive limestone. Rain collected on the roof is stored in a tank in the basement for use in the cooling system, to irrigate plants and for the water sculpture in the main lobby.
What: Sketch the Hearst Tower
Where: 300 West 57th S
When: Meet at 11:30 - Extra time is being provided for people who want to register for the Chicago Symposium
How: By Subway. The Columbus Circle Stop of the A,C B, D or the 1 train, or go to the
57 Street Stop using the N,Q,R,W subway.
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 The Turnstyle: under the Hearst building in the subway corridor . Modern market in a subway station featuring independent shops & vendors for food, coffee & sweets.
Afternoon: 1:30 - 3:00 - Back sketching at the Hearst Building -
Show and Tell: 3:00 at The Coliseum at 312 W 58th St (212-977-3523) where we will share drawings, good stories and and a snack or refreshments if you're so inclined.
- Bring a folding stoll if you have one - it's a big help allowing you to sketch from the perfect spot.
- Our Host and Event Coordinator is Leslie Sim in case you are asked by a guard.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
or Leslie 516-633-2340
or send a quick email to Leslie at: Lsim@hearst.com
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.