Higgins Quasebarth & Partners were preservation consultants for New York City  Landmarks Preservation Commission and related public review of Lord Norman Foster’s acclaimed expansion of the Hearst International Magazine Building with a strikingly modern tower, and the restoration of the landmark building’s facades.  Working closely with the Hearst Corporation, Foster &?Partners, and legal counsel, HQ provided research and interpretation of the historical background and context of the Hearst Building, guided the Landmarks review process and presentation, and presented an interpretation of the historic context of the building, its site, its original owner William Randolph Hearst, its architect Joseph Urban, and their visions, all of which lent significant basis to the approval of a highly innovative modern tower above a New York City individual landmark.  This project was awarded the AIA New York Chapter Design Award in 2006.