Time Warner Center

At 748 feet tall, the 55-story twin tower Time Warner Center is an icon of luxury in the New York skyline. It is a mixed-use residential, hotel, office, retail and entertainment development. WSP USA provided structural engineering for the project.



  • New York, NY, USA


  • Columbus Centre Partners LLC

Project Status

  • Completed in 2003

Columbus Circle, NYC

Part luxury condominiums, part Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the towers, each topped by a 60-foot-tall lantern, rise from a podium base that contains a high-end shopping mall, Time Warner offices, large span studios, CNN broadcasting facilities, classroom facilities and parking. Nestled in the heart of the podium, “Jazz at Lincoln Center”, a 1,200-seat concert hall for which WSP USA also provided MEP engineering, is acoustically isolated from the rest of the building.

The structure occupies a total of 2.8 million square feet of space on a 150,000-square-foot site. The complex, located at Columbus Circle, is a multi-functional structure composed of several “stacked” buildings each with its own space allocation requirements. The structural system was calculated to obtain a harmonious blending of the enormous variety of uses associated with the project.

Key Numbers

748 feet
Square feet