Posts Tagged ‘skyscraper’

New York’s “greenest” skyscaper is actually its biggest energy hog: New Republic

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Must read: Bank of America’s Toxic Tower: New York’s “greenest” skyscaper is actually its biggest energy hog in New Republic.

“According to data released by New York City last fall, the Bank of America Tower produces more greenhouse gases and uses more energy per square foot than any comparably sized office building in Manhattan.

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Brutalist Vancouver building that hasn’t dated

Sunday, May 27th, 2012


(Thanks to Steven Ballegeer for this photo on Flickr)

Just to prove I don’t hate all tall buildings, this early 1970s brutalist concrete highrise in Vancouver is a long-time favourite of mine, and one that I think has held up really well over the years. It’s known as the 805 Broadway Medical Dental Centre or the Frank Stanzl building.

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BC Hydro now and then – what happened between 1955 and 1991?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

“Compare and despair” is good advice, but I can’t help it. Here are two skyscrapers designed for the same public corporation, BC Hydro. The first, shown above, is a modernist beauty in the international style by Ned Pratt and Ron Thom of Thomson Berwick Pratt, 1955.

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