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Shelter for the Storm: Comparing Blue and Green Roofs

On the rooftop of Public School 118 in Queens, New York, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),  in partnership with the Department of Education, is testing two alternative roofing surfaces. For a three year monitoring period, data from the study at … Continue reading

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A Tower Made of Timber

At first glance, it might appear to be an unsustainable practice, but the proposition of building an entirely wooden skyscraper may be an opportunity for innovation, according to architect and University of Toronto Professor Larry Richards.  The idea that wooden structures could reach … Continue reading

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Going Big

Photo: Ryan Budhu – One World Trade at night Hidden beneath the controversy surrounding the proposed mosque near ground zero lies the foundation of One World Trade Center.  Formerly referred to as Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center stands to be the … Continue reading

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Wrigley Field Fights for Toyota Sign

Photo: Chicago Tribune   The Chicago Cubs will be going to bat (pun intended!) against the Chicago Commission on Landmarks over its proposed plan to display a 360 square-foot Toyota billboard behind the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.  The city’s … Continue reading

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