2006-10-11

News, October 2, NYC: LEED Gold Goal for WTC Re-Buildings

Giant white men mock and threaten the frozen city of Kandor, while Dieter (Daniel Liebeskind, third from right) slaps the hand of Governor Pataki (center). "Do not soil the tiny white buildings, Herr Governator!"

Larry A. Silverstein is third from the left. I don't recognize the other guys.

Credit: NYS DEC

Governor George E. Pataki, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, World Trade Center Developer Larry A. Silverstein and architects Lord Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki gathered at 7 World Trade Center recently to unveil designs for the three World Trade Center (WTC) towers that will rise along a reintroduced Greenwich Street on the site's eastern edge, forming what will be the heart of a revitalized downtown Manhattan's retail, transportation and office corridor. ...

In keeping with the model established by 7 World Trade Center and the Freedom Tower, the three Greenwich Street towers will serve as the paradigm of modern skyscrapers in terms of environmental quality, life safety and technology. Silverstein Properties has committed to ensuring that each of the towers will achieve at least a gold rating, as did the recently completed 7 World Trade Center, under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. ...

- New World Trade Center Designs Seek High Environmental Rating, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Newsletter


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2 comments:

Stuart said...

This has got to be a good thing - right?

Xris said...

Yes, it's a good thing. Using "green" building principles on such visible and public projects will only help to increase acceptance for use on lesser buildings.

The photograph just struck me as funny, especially given all the public animosity these parties have shown. I don't know how the photographer got them to stand so close together long enough to take a picture!