Gallery: Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

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Hearst Tower

Having received its LEED Gold certification upon completion in 2006, the Hearst Tower was New York City's first certified green skyscraper. Designed and built by Foster + Partners, the striking 46-story blue tower sits atop the original stone base that was finished in 1926. During construction, nearly 85 percent of the materials removed from the building were recycled for future use, and the tower uses 26 percent less energy than a traditionally designed building.

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  1. Peter Lupassakis August 29, 2014 at 11:36 am

    these buildings are beautiful and for them to be green as well that a plus factor indeed…

  2. Inhabiperson January 29, 2012 at 5:37 am

    No mention of the largest LEED Platinum renovation in Manhattan: JPMorgan Chase’s corporate headquarters on Park Avenue….?