Commercial Buildings / Mixed Use / Projects

The Time Warner Center incorporates two mixed-use high-rise towers include retail stores and restaurants on the lower levels. The South Tower includes offices for Time Warner, Turner Broadcast Sales, and CNN’s New York studios in the middle of the tower. The North Tower houses the Mandarin Hotel, and high-end residential apartments are located at the top of both towers.

Our team was the acoustical consultant for both the base building and the interior fit-out of both towers. We guided the design of the base building to ensure appropriate sound control between floors. We also established the acoustical criteria for the noise levels from the mechanical systems serving the offices, and the air-conditioning units for the residences. In addition, the mechanical systems have been designed to ensure vibration isolation and minimum noise impact on the neighboring buildings.

For the luxury condominiums, we specified slab separation, doors, and fan coil units as well as acoustical treatments for the floor and ceiling. We also provided recommendations for appropriate separation between the condos and the guestrooms at the hotel.

For the finish-out of office spaces, we ensured appropriate noise isolation and speech privacy in offices and conference areas. We evaluated the interior acoustics for all spaces, as well as reviewed details for partitions, doors, and ceilings and made recommendations so that these spaces have proper sound and vibration isolation and speech privacy.


Client: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Perkins + Will, BBG-BBGM, Elkus Manfredi
Project Type: New Construction
Size: 2,800,000 sf
Location: New York, NY