Photo by myself around 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue.
The New York Times Tower designed by Renzo Piano looks like it's made of gleaming metal.
What you see are open screens composed of horizontal white ceramic rods. Set back from the screens is the glass facade. The screens helps shield the interior from light, to keep air conditioning costs low.
I was standing on a rooftop about 12 stories up for this photo. For an earlier view of the bottom of the tower, which includes the NY Times logo, click here.
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