Oct 7, 2007

World's Greenest Skyscraper

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in New York City is a $1 billion skyscraper project currently undergoing construction, on the west side of Sixth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Street, opposite Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. It has been designed by Cook+Fox Architects to be one of the most highly efficient and ecologically friendly buildings in the world. Construction is expected to be complete in 2009.

In Bank of America's report on the construction of the building, it cited that the design of the building will make it environmentally friendly, using technologies such as floor-to-ceiling insulating glass to contain heat and maximize natural light, and an automatic daylight dimming system. The tower also features a greywater system, which captures rainwater and reuses it. Bank of America also states that the building will be made largely of recycled and recyclable materials.

Another interesting innovation is that not only is air entering the building purified to an impressive degree, but the air exhausted is also cleaner, thus effectively making the tower a giant air filter for Midtown Manhattan. via Wikipedia

Watch the Reuters Video on The Bank of America Tower:


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