Video> Norman Fosters lets a drone loose in the Hearst Tower

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Foster inspecting this new-fangled drone thing. (Screengrab from Hearst video)

Foster inspecting this newfangled drone thing. (Screengrab from Hearst video)

To celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of New York City’s Hearst Tower topping off, Lord Norman Foster let a drone loose inside his iconic work. In a video produced by the tower’s namesake, the Hearst Corporation, Foster marvels at how drone technology opens up an entirely new perspective on the 46-story structure. Someone needs to introduce this guy to Martha Stewart.

“There are so many aspects which make this project unique,” says the Pritzker Prize–winner, dressed in a green corduroy blazer, “the idea that you’re using the most up-to-date technology, something that literally didn’t exist ten years ago to capture the building now, ten years on—that’s, I think, very symbolic.”

The drone travels past James Carpenter’s cascading Ice Falls sculpture, through some editorial floors, and even into Gayle King’s office, who pretends to be on a phone call with fellow CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose.

Foster's Hearst Tower. (Flickr / maura johnston)

Foster’s Hearst Tower. (Flickr / maura johnston)

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