Tag: New York City

New York City Set For Largest Solar Installation To Date

Mayor Bloomberg [recently] announced that the city’s largest solar energy installation is to be built, a move that will increase the city’s renewables capacity by 50%. The state-of-the-art solar power station, which will produce enough energy to power more than… Read More

Big Solar Plant To Bloom On Old NYC Dump

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is on his way out, but not before getting a long-talked-about big solar power project firmly moving forward for the old Fresh Kills Landfill, which is being reclaimed and turned into a park. Bloomberg, who… Read More
e-waste

New York City Gets Its E-Waste Act Together

Recycling electronics and computers to keep them from becoming unwanted e-waste in local landfills can be challenging when you live in a city like New York where space is at a premium. NYC city officials are looking to do something… Read More

Electric Bus Trial Starts In New York City

The streets of New York City could soon be a little more pollution free courtesy of a new electric bus pilot program the mass transit agency there has just begun. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), currently in possession of one… Read More
This proposed reinvention of the New York City skyscraper would mimic the look and function of leaves on a tree. Image via IAMZ.

IAMZ Designs A Concept Lovely As A Tree

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” Poet Joyce Kilmer had it right about trees, and many green builders would agree. If only there were a way to that architects could design a structure… Read More
By taking into account the sun angles at various times of year, the proposed Carve Tower will control the amount of shadows it casts on green spaces. Image via Studio Gang.

Sun-Sculpted NYC Tower To Cast Minimal Shadows

When the High Line park was opened in New York City’s Lower West Side in 2009, it was a victory not only for adaptive reuse advocates and urban preservationists. The mile-and-a-half-long elevated park also became a magnet for innovative architectural… Read More