Over the past four years a new landmark has been steadily advancing skywards at the crossroads of 8th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan: the 348-metre tower of the New York Times Building. Designed by Renzo Piano together with the New York design offices Fox & Fowle, the office block is the new headquarters of the famous daily paper. The most notable design feature is a lattice of white ceramic tubes placed in front of the glass curtain facade, giving the gigantic building an unusually bright and lightweight appearance. To ensure this impression also continues into the night, the architects collaborated with the lighting design offices OVI (Office for Visual Interaction).
The lighting concept for the New York Times Building comes from the Office for Visual Interaction (Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger).