November 26, 2003 

Greenest Building of them all?

Santa Monica: Not exactly sure how you rank buildings for their "greenness", but the new headquarters for the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) achieved the following: "uses 60 to 75 percent less energy than a conventional building of its size,... [read on...]

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Architecture , Environment

 November 23, 2003 

Permeable Parking Lots

Erie, PA: Facing requirements to reduce storm water run-off, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie chose a permeable-surface for their parking lot, allowing rainwater to soak through the lot instead of directly into nearby waterways. Because of local regulations, this... [read on...]

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 November 18, 2003 

Thoughtful Use of Gambling Revenue

Crandon, WI: Legalized gambling really isn't that bad. At least in the hands of thoughtful management. Using some of their massive gaming revenue, two Wisconsin Indian tribes have purchased the land rights to a huge and highly unpopular proposed mine... [read on...]

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 November 17, 2003 

The Solaire

New York: Billed as the first "green" high rise in the US, the Solaire claims it will use 35% less electricity than a comparable building and 50% less water. It even has photovoltaics on one side to help out a... [read on...]

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 November 14, 2003 

TWA Terminal Saved

New York: Earo Saarinen's TWA terminal at JFK is just about the coolest airport structure ever built. It's a relic of the golden age of jet travel, a reminder of the days when 747s had swanky cocktail lounges on the... [read on...]

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Barcelona: "Tomb" means round-trip in Catalan, and the TombBus (don't have a nice photo yet) means brilliant shopping solution. Basically, its a really nice bus, with cushy seats that face each other, lots of storage space, relaxing music, and tables... [read on...]

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