Manhattan building praised as first environmental skyscraper

02/2/2006 | NYTimes.com

The shiny new Bank of America skyscraper rising in Manhattan will be remarkable not only for its slick design, but for efficient design features that are expected to earn the building the distinction of being the first skyscraper to earn a top environmental rating from a coalition of building leaders. The $1 billion building, designed by Cook + Fox Architects, will have features including double-wall technology that dissipates the sun's heat and a system that collects and reuses rainwater and wastewater.

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