New York Times Building @ Night

Midtown, Manhattan

Exterior of The New York Times Building at night
Credit: OVI

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Find out the lighting story behind the New York Times Building and New York City's streetlights in this tour led by lighting designers Enrique Peiniger (founder) and Markus Feurderer of Office for Visual Interaction (OVI).

The New York Times Building in New York City illuminates the pedestrian experience below with taxi-yellow floodlights, a clever twist to creatively comply with Times Square District requirements; and lace-like screens have a gradient of illumination that activates the building’s striking, iconic façade on the city skyline. Inside, the lobby opens to an atrium garden, simultaneously creating a focal point for the lobby and a backdrop for the auditorium. Inside, walls glow with a rich, golden yellow to create a warm and vibrant experience; the red seats in the auditorium are strategically lit in order to create visual depth and significance.

All visitors must show proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

This event is presented as part of OHNY @ Night, a series showcasing the work of Lumen Award-Winning Lighting Designers presented in partnership with the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC).

620 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018