New York Museum Exhibits "Green" Towers

Through May, New York's Skyscraper Museum will offer an interesting exhibit on green building design, "Green Towers for New York: From Visionary to Vernacular." We may have more than a little difficulty believing there is anything environmentally-friendly about a skyscraper ..but the show will give an insider's view of high-profile corporate headquarters, such as The New York Times Building (shown here), The Hearst Tower, and One Bryant Park, in addition to lower-profile, innovative residential projects designed to high-performance "green" standards. It might just be interesting to take a look at all the architectural models, renderings, computer simulations, building material samples on view, plus, starting February 7, the museum will also hold several lectures in conjunction with the show. The lectures will tackle questions like "Is New York ready to go green on a big scale?" and "What are the mechanisms that support sustainability in a market-driven model?," and address topics including Green Ground Zero: Guidelines for Downtown and Beyond and Battery Park City: Green through Government. The latter will discuss the mandatory green guidelines for new residential towers issued be the Battery Park City Authority. :: The Skyscraper Museum

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