Gallery: Hearst Tower Wins the 2008 International Highrise Award


Recently New York’s visionary Hearst tower was honored as the winner of the prestigious 2008 International Highrise Award. Constructed by Inhabitat favorites Norman Foster and Partners, the LEED gold-certified structure showcases a stunning array of sustainable strategies that have led to it being hailed as the greenest skyscraper in the New York skyline. We got the scoop on the Hearst tower’s sustainable features at last weekend’s Net Impact conference, where Hearst Director of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Planning Brian Schwagerl gave an in-depth look at the iconic tower’s innovative solutions.

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  1. DIVYESH October 4, 2011 at 11:12 am


  2. apalacios November 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Congratulations to the winners of this prestigious award; the Hearst Tower is definitely a landmark in the NYC skyline. I think another great upcoming addition will be the Visionaire (, which is aiming for platinum LEED certification.

  3. robdav November 17, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Great post! I’m with a company called BuildDirect in Vancouver, Canada. I live in North Van and the city has just unveiled a new library which has a LEED Gold rating for sustainable building design. My company didn’t have anything to do with it, but as a person who grew up on the North Shore I’m very proud the city has gone in this direction.

    You guys might want to write about it. I found a blog post about it at which includes some pics.


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