Gallery: PHOTOS: Inside the Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Go...

photo © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
Sustainably built skyscrapers are a dime a dozen in New York City these days, but not too long ago, that wasn't the case. The city didn't get its first green high rise until 2006, with the completion of the Hearst Tower. Designed by Inhabitat favorite Norman Foster, the striking blue lattice tower has become one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. The green building earned a LEED Gold certification in 2006, making it the first skyscraper in New York to achieve the coveted green building seal. We've long been fans of this thoughtful, interesting building at Inhabitat, so we were thrilled when we were recently invited to take a private tour inside the Hearst Tower -- read on for the details and our exclusive pictures from inside the stunning green high-rise.

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  1. BOB LONGO March 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    Another GREAT building !!!! BOB LONGO.
  2. Reni Puls April 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Next trip to NYC I will visit it!
  3. Will Giron April 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    I think it's great that Hearst Tower combines historical aesthetics with modern architectural design. The photos are fantastic!
  4. evelyn April 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    awesome - wish i could see it in person
  5. Rebecca Paul April 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Looks like hopes for a greener NYC are looking up!
  6. Yuka Yoneda April 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Great pics!
  7. Mike Chino April 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    Fantastic photos of an inspiring green building - I can't wait to see it in person!
  8. Kestrel Jenkins April 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    The "Riverlines" art piece is OUTSTANDING - especially in-person!