5 Times Square, 7th Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets
Height: 575 ft (175 m)
Floors over ground: 40
Construction started: 2000
To be completed: 2002
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Developer: Boston Properties
This 38-story office tower combines office space for Ernst and Young National Headquarters with a retail base that engages the pedestrian traffic of the Times Square theatre district. The office building lobby is on Seventh Avenue. A retail storefront flanks the office entryway and turns the corner along 42nd street, offering prime exposure to pedestrian traffic from the entrance to the underground train station on 41st street and the adjacent New Amsterdam Theatre.
The dynamic asymmetrical form of the tower is an energetic solution to the zoning demands of the Times Square sub-district, the 42nd Street Redevelopment Authority, and the energetic character of the Times Square neighbourhood. Angular planes that compose the primary form of building correspond to the break in New York’s street gird caused by the intersection of Broadway. This irregularity allows for an innovative design that responds directly to pedestrian traffic patterns and maximises light and floor plates.
A tinted reflective glass maintains uniformity on window and spandrel surfaces. Exterior signage at retail level maintain a dialogue with the graphic language that is characteristic of the Times Square District.
Times Square has become a premier location for corporate headquarters due to its 24 hour a day environment and easy access to mass transit. Located at the “crossroads of the world”, 5 Times Square is on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street.
Designed by the highly acclaimed architect Bill Pedersen of Kohn, Pedersen, Fox, 5 Times Square will be a dramatic addition to the Manhattan skyline. The office tower features a dramatic angular shape with a sloping fin on the Seventh Avenue side, with space for commercial signage and retail space at the base.
Construction on 5 Times Square began in the Fall of 1999 and occupancy is expected to be in the first half of 2002.
37-story, 1.1 million square feet
1,022,571ft² / 95,000m²
The steel of Times Square Tower in front of the Ernst & Young National Headquarters. 11 May 2002.
The reflection of 4 Times Square in 5 Times Square.
The view on 5 Times Square Building in February of 2002, with the blue-neon 3 Times Square Building on the right.
The view on 5 Times Square Building in February of 2002, with the construction site of 10 Times Square in front.
The view on Ernst & Young National Headquarters building from New York Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 90 in May of 2001. The buildings in the skyline from left to right: Viacom, Conde Nast, Reuters, Ernst & Young, Hilton Times Square, Empire State Building, and McGraw-Hill.