UAV Provides Virtual Tour Inside NYC Skyscraper

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 14, 2015 1 Comment

Hearst Corp., a diversified media and information company, has used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to create a virtual tour of New York City’s 46-floor Hearst Tower.

The video commemorates the upcoming 10th anniversary of the building's topping out – the placement of the last beam during the construction phase – in February 2005. Designed by architect Lord Norman Foster, it opened in 2006, rising nearly 600 feet above its six-story base.

The video tour provides a never-before-seen perspective on the architecture, people and inner-workings of Hearst's 57th St. world headquarters, the company explains. The video was produced by McConnell/Hauser, and the UAV was supplied by Perspective Aerials.

‘We're incredibly proud of this spectacular, sustainable landmark that Lord Foster created for Hearst and are excited for the world to see it in such a thrilling new way,’ says Steven R. Swartz, president and CEO of Hearst Corp. ‘Ten years later, the Hearst Tower remains a symbol not only of this great city, but everything that Hearst, its people and its businesses stand for.’

The video can be seen here.

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