Gallery: Architect Magazine Unveils Top Green Achitecture List!


One Bryant Park

One Bryant Park, the only skyscraper included in the list, garnered 6 votes on the G List. Designed by Cook + Fox Architects and Gensler, the NYC skyscraper is one of the first to receive LEED Platinum certification and includes its own co-generation plant, natural ventilation, eco-friendly materials and rainwater collection.

Lance Hosey, like all of us, was a little perturbed at the Vanity Fair A-List, which gave no real credit to green architecture and was more about celebrity architecture than anything. So Hosey decided to conduct his own survey and asked 150 green building experts and advocates — including architects, engineers, educators, and critics from the U.S., the UK, Europe, and Asia — to name “the five most-important green buildings since 1980,” using whatever criteria they liked. He took the first 52 responses, just like VF did and compiled a list of 18 buildings.


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