ENR New York: Tech Sets Up NYC Tower for Carbon-Friendly Future

Press, Process 01.25.2022
Before and After: The 555 Greenwich St. project team plans to turn a structural necessity into an aesthetic feature of the building’s lobby. Photo (left) by Hines; Rendering (right) by Hines and Cookfox
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Via ENR New York:

Such goals called for a willingness to invest in new technologies, with the developers aiming to exceed the city’s Local Law 97 sustainable design mandates, says Rick Cook, COOKFOX founding partner.

“It’s an interesting time for our city … with incredibly aggressive carbon reduction goals,” he says. “[The developers] sat down, took a deep breath and said, ‘Let’s get out ahead of it.’”

The project team soon realized that linking independent technologies could ultimately deliver an all-electric structure, Cook says. “It took leadership to weave these things together and to take known technologies to a level nobody had done in New York,” he claims.

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