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Time Warner Center, originally constructed as the AOL Time Warner Center, is a mixed-use skyscraper at Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Its design, by David Childs and Mustafa Kemal Abadan of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, consists of two towers of 229 m (750 ft) each. Construction began in November 2000, and a topping-out ceremony was held on February 27, 2003.

The total floor area of 260,000 m² (2.8 million ft²) is divided between offices, residential condominiums, and the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Time Warner Inc. has taken office space in the lower floors below the main towers. The Shops at Columbus Circle is an upscale shopping mall on the lower level of Time Warner Center, which also includes a collection of luxury restaurants on its uppermost floor. The complex is also home to a new CNN studio (which features tours for visitors), and a 6,000 seat theater for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Time Warner Center has attracted much attention as the first major building to be completed since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, although it was already under construction before the attacks. The building has two towers and has become known to many New Yorkers as the "new twin towers."[citation needed] Additional publicity was generated in 2003 when British financier, David Martinez, paid $42.5 million dollars for a penthouse condo, a record for New York residential sales.

The building’s street address is officially 25 Columbus Circle, but the developers use the name “One Central Park” to promote the residential units. The address One Central Park West, meanwhile, belongs to a tower across the street owned by Donald Trump. Upon the completion of the Time Warner Center, Trump made a “little joke” at the Time Warner Center’s expense by hanging a large sign on his building gloating, “Your views aren’t so great, are they?”1

The design of Time Warner Center pays homage to the streets of New York: The curvature of the base helps frame Columbus Circle, the angle of the two towers aligns with Broadway, and the space between the towers gives the illusion that 59th Street passes through. In addition, the rectangular patterns on the glass curtain wall overlooking Columbus Circle suggest the Manhattan street grid.

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