5. The New York Times Building
Working in partnership with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, FXCollaborative created a new 52-story building for the headquarters of the New York Times to replace the 18-story structure on 43rd street that the publication had called home for over 100 years. Integral to the interior design of the building was the goal of creating a functional work environment for employees at the Times, since the original building had become obsolete in meeting the demands of a 21st century workspace. The firm made sure there was a lot of natural light, a good mix of collaborative and private spaces, and an easily navigable footprint. The exterior of the building has a modern aesthetic with an innovative curtain wall that not only looks cool but also functions as a sun shade that deflects heat and therefore helps the building run more efficiently.