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Ernst & Young National Headquarters/ 5 Times Square


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates 


5 Times Square, 7th Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets




Late Modern (International Style III)  


glass and steel Height: 575 ft (175 m) Floors over ground: 40


Office Building
  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.

Year Built
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