Gallery: Frank Gehry’s Looming Spruce 8 Tower in NY Not Seeking LEED Bu...

"It won't be LEED certified," a spokeswoman for the project told journalist Blair Kamin over the phone. "It is, in many respects, a green building. We [are] not going to go through the formal process." We contacted the sales office ourselves to get word on what those sustainable features will be, and while we're still waiting on the official word, a spokeswoman did tell us that the tower will have low-e windows, Energy Star appliances and greywater filtration. Bravo! Well, at least it is a step in the right direction. The greywater filtration is significant anyways, given the looming issue that water will become in the next decade.

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  1. lazlopink February 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    met the man back in the early 90s and found him distinctly unlikable. that aside, his company manages to foist a lot of expensive ugly off on the world.

  2. john rb February 21, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Looks like it belongs in Dubai or Shanghai instead of New York.

  3. chris f February 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    the non-conformist dares to not do as expected!? he must be punished!

  4. lazyreader February 16, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Good for Frank….Still, how are you gonna wash the windows outside when the building has few flat surfaces overall. How long until they have to replace it’s steel facade. So much for energy savings.

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