Posts Tagged ‘towers’

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. It uses more than twice as much energy per square foot as the 80-year-old Empire State Building. It …read more

Condo marketing company’s own employees posing as buyers from China to drive condo sales; busted by blog

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

On Thursday, February 14, Business in Vancouver ran a story detailing how the editor of a high-profile blog was being paid by a real estate marketing company to write about living in Vancouver’s pricey Olympic Village, without disclosing the fact to readers.

The End of the Age of Tall Buildings

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Vancouver towers from Wikimedia Commons [Update: see post on this topic on the Vancouver Lights blog. Also see this critique of glass highrises by Lisa Rochon in the Globe and Mail.] Apologies that this is such a long post. For urbanist nerds only, perhaps, though this issue affects anyone interested in urban affordability The other evening I had to go to a meeting in a condo tower’s boardroom. I left …read more