Hearst Tower

This 856,000 square foot, 46-story steel and glass tower was built within and above Hearst’s existing 6-story, art deco building, a New York City Landmark, that was originally built at 959 Eighth Avenue in 1928. It houses 1,800 employees, the entire Hearst Organization, including comic strip distributor King Feature Syndicates and its cable television networks such as A&E.

VDA provided full consulting services through construction administration for seventeen (17) gearless traction elevators, five (5) hydraulic elevators, three (3) escalators and a counter-loading dumbwaiter. The $500 million project, including the new tower and renovation of the base, was completed in October 2006.

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


Tishman Speyer Properties, Foster + Partners, Adamson Associates Architects


856,000 sf

Project Type

Featured Projects, Historic/Landmark, Offices

Equipment Type

Elevators, Escalators


New York, NY

Completion Year



$500 Million

Key Personnel

Richard S. Sayah Senior Vice President