Hearst Magazine Building

Hearst Magazine Building
Hearst Magazine Building
Hearst Magazine Building
Hearst Magazine Building

About This Project

KEIM was specified as a sole source for the repair and restoration of the original lower section, which included all facades and decorative features and sculptural elements.  The decision was made to replace failed cast stone units and to consolidate and repair existing features with KEIM and coat with KEIM Restauro Lasur.  Parts of the interior restoration also used KEIM Restauro Lasur.  Parts of the interior restoration also used KEIM Restauro Lasur over new and existing limestone.

Challenges After demolition of the interior of the historic base, the entire perimeter facades were supported with major steel armature during the two year period of construction of the high rise glass envelope that rises above the historic six story base. Replacement parts were blended with the existing historic cast stone with KEIM Restauro system materials. The historic original color was researched and matched for patching, jointing and for the translucent mineral stain, Restauro Lasur. PSS 20 was utilized at the 59th Street subway entrance, which is part of this structure – and also at adjacent lower sections of the building where graffiti was expected to happen.
Solutions A whole range of KEIM products were used, including Silex OH 100 for consolidation and also some PSS 20 at the lower section of building.
Architect original architects: Norman Foster and Associates; Consulting Architects: Israel Berger & Associates, Adamson Associates (Canada)
Contractor Tishman Corporation;
Original Subcontractor was Aztec Construction,
further work for replacement jointing was done by C&D Restoration, Inc. (2010)
Applicator Aztec Construction; further work for replacement jointing was done by C&D Restoration, Inc. (2010)
Type of Project Commercial
Customer Hearst Magazine Corporation
Location New York, New York (United States)
Regional Info

The latitude of New York City is 40 43 N and the longitude is 74 00 W. The highest point in the city is Todt Hill on Staten Island, which at 409.8 feet. Average rainfall is 49 inches and average snowfall is about 25 inches. New York City has a humid subtropical climate and enjoys an average of 234 sunshine days annually. Temperatures range from 26 degrees in the winter and 85 degrees in the summer.

News/Announcements

1st green office bldg. in NY (Gold LEED) http://www.hearst.com/real-estate/hearst-tower.php 


The average New Yorker consumes less than half the electricity used by a resident of San Francisco and nearly one-quarter the electricity consumed by a resident of Dallas. New York has the largest clean air diesel-hybrid and compressed natural gas bus fleet in the country, and some of the first hybrid taxis.