Time Warner Center
USINFO | 2013-05-23 16:17

Time Warner Center is a pair of interconnected mixed-use skyscrapers developed by AREA Property Partners (formerly known as Apollo Real Estate Advisors) and The Related Companies in New York City. Its design, by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, consists of two 750 ft (229 m) twin towers bridged by a multi-story atrium containing upscale retail shops. Construction began in November 2000, following the demolition of the New York Coliseum, and a topping-out ceremony was held on February 27, 2003. The property had the highest-listed market value in New York City, $1.1 billion, in 2006.
Originally constructed as the AOL Time Warner Center, the building encircles the western side of Columbus Circle and straddles the border between Midtown and the Upper West Side. The total floor area of 260,000 m² (2.8 million ft²) is divided between offices (notably the offices of Time Warner Inc. and an R&D Center for VMware), residential condominiums, and the Mandarin Oriental, New York hotel. The Shops at Columbus Circle is an upscale shopping mall located in a curving arcade at the base of the building, with a large Whole Foods Market grocery store in the basement. The complex is also home to a 1,200 seat theater for Jazz at Lincoln Center as well as CNN studios, from where Anderson Cooper 360°, Erin Burnett OutFront, and Piers Morgan Tonight among other shows, are broadcast live. CNN's Jeanne Moos, known for her offbeat "man on the street" reporting, frequently accosts her interview subjects just outside the building. In 2005, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a partnership with XM Satellite Radio which gave XM studio space at Frederick P. Rose Hall to broadcast both daily jazz programming and special events such as an Artist Confidential show featuring Carlos Santana. As of August 2011, Jazz at Lincoln Center's The Allen Room is the former recording studio for Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson. Anderson recorded there for only 1 season. It is now recorded at the CBS Broadcast Center in Studio 42 where the now defunct The Nate Berkus Show filmed.
In popular culture
In the 2007 film Enchanted, Robert's office is shown to be inside Time Warner Center.
Late in the 2008 film Cloverfield, one of the building's towers has fallen over against the other. The characters climb the undamaged building and crawl across to the fallen tower to effect a rescue.
In the 2009 NBC TV series Kings, the King's Hall is located in an unnamed building and was filmed in the Allen Room, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center which overlooks Columbus Circle from the sixth floor of the Time Warner Center.
Appears in the opening credits for CSI: NY.
In the 2011 film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the Time Warner Center is shown during construction in 2002.
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