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jduartemiller's Avatar jduartemiller
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Architect
To celebrate reaching 500 subscribers, i am hosting a build contest. You should check it out if you're interested.

Also, this is my 50th project posted, and it is my favorite skyscraper in the US.

Hearst Tower originally began construction in 1928, where a six story-base for a future skyscraper was built for the Hearst Corporation. William Randolph Hearst commissioned the building and awarded Joseph Urban the task to design it. While plans for a future skyscraper were made out, construction stopped at the sixth floor of the base due to the Great Depression. For over seventy years, the six-story base remained. In 2003, construction began on a 46-story tower to be built on the site and was designed by Norman Foster. Foster had to deal with the challenge of preserving the cast stone facade of the original building, so what you see at the base is the same facade that was there in 1928. The tower's design is innovative in many ways. This was the first LEED Gold skyscraper in New York, the second highest status in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It had many of the standard environmental features, such as low-e glass, use of recycled materials, heating and cooling pipes in the floor, etc. But what makes this tower so unique was Foster's use of steel. On the exterior, Foster designed a diagonal grid that creates a rigid shell to support the tower. Every beam on the outside acts like a truss, and thus does not need any vertical columns on the exterior. This tower uses about 20-30% less steel than a comparable building of size and height.

My interpretation of the tower focuses on trying to recreate the tower's aesthetics, but redesigning some of the base to better apply it to my city (as the surrounding presence of the actual tower is significantly different than where i am placing the tower within my city). This is not meant to be exactly accurate, and i took design liberties where i saw fit.

Lastly, the renders of Hearst Tower that you see are the last set of teasers from my latest city. I will be posting that project soon, so keep an eye out for it.

Dimensions: 47 x 53 x 175

Using High Rossferry City Texture pack
Thank you Darkone55
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05/12/2019 6:56 am
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ArtSemenkowww's Avatar
You are a good architect, but this building you built wrong! There are many mistakes both in the facade and in the interior, the layout of the base of the tower (the first 6 floors).
07/09/2016 2:50 pm
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By the way you are a really good builder and i likr your olympic stadium.And where are u from
07/09/2016 2:49 pm
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Im on ps4 so i cant post on pmc
07/09/2016 2:14 am
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jduartemiller Please can i use this in my world
07/09/2016 9:27 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Architect
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Yes, of course you may use this and my FIFA stadium. Just if you post it, give me credit by putting my name up or a link to the projects. I'm glad you like them
10/05/2014 4:49 pm
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My grandma works in that exact building. Cool
09/28/2014 1:52 pm
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09/28/2014 8:54 am
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my friend,nice!
09/28/2014 5:06 am
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awesome !
09/27/2014 7:20 pm
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Well done Jduartemiller. Subbed and diamond :)
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