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PHOTOS: 1 Bryant Park Tower Gets LEED Platinum Certification!
But it’s not all about intrinsic mechanical systems or energy and water conservation, the tower itself was constructed using a concrete manufactured with slag, a byproduct of blast furnaces. The mixture is a concoction of 55% cement and 45% slag, where the use of slag cement minimized any residual damage to the environment by decreasing the amount of cement needed and in turn lowering the amount of carbon dioxide output that would have occurred through traditional cement manufacturing. Moreover, the building was built by and large with recycled and recyclable materials, and all the materials were sourced locally to reduce carbon costs and to support the local economy.
Photos: Jill Fehrenbacher, Diane Pham
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