AOL Time Warner Center will feature
two 55-story towers that will soar 750 feet over the southwest
corner of Central Park. These twin towers will be joined
together by a semi-circular base, which curves elegantly
around a portion of bustling Columbus Circle.
The large base of the complex occupies an entire city block.
Despite this immense size, the architect still had to carefully
plan the layout of the base section to ensure that each
of the building's tenants would have easy access to their
space. Complicating this task was the fact that each of
the building's tenant types would require their own separate
A high-end retail center and several exclusive restaurants
will occupy the majority of the base, with levels both above
and below the street. From a street level production studio
that is open to an exterior plaza, CNN will broadcast a
new morning show that interacts with crowds that gather
CNN, a 250 room Mandarin hotel, a major retail complex,
203 high-end condos, and the new Jazz at Lincoln Center
concert hall will all share space with the anchor tenant,
AOL Time Warner.