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One Bryant Park – New York City, New York

Posted in Built by danarauseo on November 8, 2017

One Bryant Park Day  One Bryant Park Night 2  One Bryant Park Urban Garden Room
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Building: One Bryant Park (The Bank of America Tower)
Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Architect: Cook + Fox Architects
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
M + E Engineer: Jaros, Baum, & Bolles
Contractor: Tishman Construction Corporation
Cost: $1 Billion
Height: 1,200 ft

AE Interest:
The Bank of America Tower is the first skyscraper designed to attain a Platinum LEED Certification; the design of the building makes it environmentally friendly, using technologies such as floor-to-ceiling insulated glazing to contain heat and maximize natural light, and an automatic daylight dimming system; the tower also features a greywater system, which captures rainwater for reuse; the building is made largely of recycled and recyclable materials, air entering the building is filtered, as is common, but the air exhausted is cleaned as well [a]

Full list of specifications and consultants found here: [1]


Masdar Institute of Science and Technology – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted in Built by danarauseo on November 8, 2017

Masdar Night  Masdar Entrance  Masdar Dome
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Building: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architect: Foster + Partners
Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown
Contractors: Al Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading and Hip Hing Construction Company (Phase 1A); Arabian Construction Company (Phase 1B)
Client: Mubadala Development Company

AE Interest:
The science and technology institute is powered by a 10MW solar PV plant, the PV modules on the Masdar City boundary are the largest in the Middle East; the buildings are fitted with water efficient fixtures, smart water reduction and monitoring technologies and efficient laundry systems; [a] the wastewater, recycled at the city’s treatment plant, is also reused for irrigation; the project used special concrete mixtures and sustainable forest woods to reduce carbon emissions. [b]
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