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Time Warner Center

Time Warner Center is a mixed-use skyscraper in New York City. Its design, by Mustafa Kemal Abadan of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, consists of two towers of 229 m (750 ft) each. Construction began in November 2000, and a topping-out ceremony was held 27 February 2003.

The total floor area of 260,000 m² (2.8 million ft²)is divided between offices, residental condominiums, and the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Time Warner Inc.. has taken office space in the lower floors below the main towers. The Shops at Columbus Circle is an upscale shopping mall on the lower level of Time Warner Center, which also includes a collection of luxury restaurants on its uppermost floor. The complex is also home to a new CNN studio (which features tours for visitors), and a 6,000 seat theater for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Time Warner Center has attracted much attention as the first major building to be completed since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, although it was already under construction before the attacks. Ironically, the building has two towers and has become known to many New Yorkers as the "new twin towers." Additional publicity was generated in 2003 when David Martinez paid $45 million dollars for a penthouse condo, a record for New York residental sales.

The building’s street address is officially 25 Columbus Circle, but the developers use the name “One Central Park” to promote the residential units. The address One Central Park West, meanwhile, belongs to a tower across the street owned by Donald Trump. Upon the completion of the Time Warner Center, the incorrigible Trump made a “little joke” at the Time Warner Center’s expense by hanging a large sign on his building gloating “Your views aren’t so great, are they?”1


See also

External links

  • One Central Park (http://www.onecentralpark.com/) — Residential sales and information

Notes

  1. Caroline Overington. "Gotham agog as plutocrats stage battle of the towers." The Sydney Morning Herald November 29, 2003: p. unknown. [1] (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/28/1069825988067.html?from=storyrhs&oneclick=true)
  2. Anne Becker. “Time Warner Center’s hit top prices, but it’s not sold out.” The New York Post July 24, 2004: p. unknown. [2] (http://www.nypost.com/realestate/18202.htm)
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