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Old February 3rd, 2006, 02:59 PM   #301
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:04 PM   #302
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What of this is the Tower Part now??
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:12 PM   #303
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Old February 7th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #304
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Old February 11th, 2006, 01:36 AM   #305
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I found this article quite explanatory and I decided to post it here for you guys.It took a bit ot time to copy-past the "numbers",but this building is worth of this

The World's Coolest Skyscraper

In the heart of New York City, the Bank of America's towering headquarters will be greener than a hundred dollar bill.

From your sun-drenched room, gaze at the Manhattan skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows, adjust the temperature to suit your mood, breathe air that's cleaner than what's outside: Sounds more like a posh New York hotel than an office tower. But such features will make the Bank of America Tower the most environmentally friendly skyscraper ever built when it opens in 2008. The architectural firm Cook+Fox plans to outfit the gleaming, glass-sheathed structure with resource-saving measures from the deepest reaches of the basement to the roof of the tower's 54th floor. The building's eco-friendly features add up to less than $6 million -- not even one percent of the project's $1 billion price tag. Federal energy-efficiency tax credits more than cover the difference, so in the end, the tower will cost less than a traditional skyscraper. And by using 40 percent less water and 40 percent less energy, tenants will reap savings for many years to come.



LET IT RAIN

The roof above Broadway's historic Henry Miller's Theater , partially covered with grass, is one of several roof surfaces that will collect storm runoff -- rain and snow -- and send it to storage tanks There it will be used to water plantings and flush toilets (the urinals, however, are waterless), slashing potable water consumption by half and eliminating the building's storm-water contribution to the city's overtaxed sewer system. Placing tanks throughout the tower minimizes the energy required to pump water to higher floors.

LESS IS MORE

Designed with the prevailing winds in mind, the building's canted exterior surfacesallow powerful air currents to flow smoothly around its upper floors. As a result, less steel will be needed to reinforce the tower walls than would be required by a standard box-shaped skyscraper. The tower will use less concrete, too. Blast furnace slag -- the concrete-like remnant of steelmaking -- will be substituted for nearly half the building's concrete needs. Not only does that mean using what would otherwise be a waste product, it also spares the atmosphere 56,250 tons of CO2. (Manufacturing cement, an essential component of concrete, makes up 7 percent of man-made carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.) What's more, 40 percent of the construction materials will be produced within a 500-mile radius of Manhattan, reducing the energy required to transport them to the site.

FOCUS ON PEOPLE

Traditional air-conditioning systems blast cold air from vents in the ceiling, mixing it through the room and cooling the entire space. Here, purified air will flow through ducts under the floor and each workstation will be equipped with a vent beneath the desk that can be adjusted to alter the flow of cool air into the office. People and office equipment generate heat, and hot air rises, so the setup naturally draws air from the floor toward the ceiling. Energy will be conserved by cooling only where the people are, not empty space near the ceiling. Another bonus: Office health gets a boost as germy sneezes are lofted up and out of the room, and back through central air filters.

ENOUGH TO SEE BUT NO UV

The building will be sheathed in a specially designed and coated glass that allows visible light to pass through while reflecting ultraviolet rays, reducing the need for artificial light and cutting down on air-conditioning demand at the same time. Even though those warming rays could reduce heating costs in the winter, minimizing the greenhouse effect during summer months saves more energy and money.

ON-SITE POWER

The tower will be the first commercial office building in the city to have a co-generator , in this case, a 5.1-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant that will recycle waste heat as an additional source of power. The co-generator works most efficiently when it operates around the clock, so during the day it will be used to meet basic needs like running elevators and lights. When nobody's around, the power will be used to make ice in the basement . Sounds primitive, but as the ice melts the following day, cold water will be piped through copper coils in the air-conditioning system, cooling the air and reducing the building's peak energy demand. That will lessen strain on the city's heavily burdened grid and will save tenants about $100,000 a year on utility bills.

HOT AND COLD

Set below the water table, the foundation of the building is the deepest in midtown, which means there's quite a bit of groundwater seeping in . Other buildings dump the seepage into the city sewer system, but here it's put to use as geothermal energy. Groundwater has a constant temperature of about 55 degrees, so by installing a heat exchanger, which works on the same principle as your car radiator, the water will be used to cool the air in the summer and heat it in the winter. When it's hot out, for example, warm water will be pumped down to the basement, mixed with the cooler groundwater, and pumped back up to offset air-conditioning costs in the ground-floor bank. Afterward, the water will be pumped into the building's storm-water collection tanks and used to flush toilets.

source:http://www.nrdc.org/onearth/06win/livgreen.asp
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Old February 11th, 2006, 02:54 AM   #306
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Waterless urinals, isnt that kind of unsanitary?
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Old February 11th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #307
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They forgot to mention the wind turbine on the roof, or is that no longer happening?
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Old February 11th, 2006, 07:30 AM   #308
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What does the old theatre wall look like now?
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Old February 11th, 2006, 07:47 AM   #309
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Old February 11th, 2006, 02:05 PM   #310
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What does the old theatre wall look like now?
the Henry Miller Theatre looks like this now, 2006




Henry Miller Theatre back in 1928




every original interior detail was been perserved and will be re-constructed as in was in the 1920's !!!









take a look , in this photo I took back in November, you can see the only original element is its front facade, the rest of the infrastucture is new.....

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Old February 11th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #311
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Wow... looks cool.... The entire theatre interior would be rebuilt?

The whole theatre was dismantled and will be re-assembled back?
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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #312
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^ YES piece by piece!!!
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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:13 PM   #313
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WOW....

What were beside the theatre? Old lowrise terraced buildings?
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Old February 11th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #314
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Cool arcticle! Thanks for posting!
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Old February 12th, 2006, 12:00 AM   #315
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Great! I had asked previously on the theatre. Now we know. Gee, it would be quite an expenssive job too.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 01:37 AM   #316
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What were beside the theatre? Old lowrise terraced buildings?
this is what was there before..low rise ex- porno movie theatres, fast food restaurants, .there was also an older skyscraper demolished near the middle of the photo.....

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Old February 15th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #317
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Here is a shot of it in the snow.

Originally posted by Edward from Wired NY
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Old February 16th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #318
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Great pic, thanks a lot for sharing.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #319
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nice pic indeed.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 03:10 AM   #320
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Bloody hell thats alot of snow.
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