Notes on the Geography of The Eastern United States: Manhattan: Starchitecture: Photo 14
The Hearst Building by Norman Foster rises at 8th Avenue at 57th behind the International Magazine Building of 1928. William Randolph Hearst had commissioned that building from Joseph Urban, a theatrical designer whose plan for a skyscraper on the site was wrecked by the Great Depression. The base sat waiting for half a century. The reflected tower belongs to Central Park Place.
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