Diane Pham

PHOTOS: 1 Bryant Park Tower Gets LEED Platinum Certification!

by , 08/19/10

One Bryant Park Bank of America Tower Cook and Fox Architects

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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.

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Photos: Jill Fehrenbacher, Diane Pham

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  3. NYC's First Composting ... August 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm

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  4. oviddawen@gmail.com August 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

    It\\\’s great to laud this green skyscraper! But keep in mind that One Bryant Park received its LEED Platinum certification back in May:

    http://www.tishmanconstruction.com/files/LEEDPlatinum05-20.pdf

    The building was also covered in depth in ArchitectureWeek by contributing editor Michael J. Crosbie back in early July:

    http://www.architectureweek.com/2010/0707/environment_1-1.html

    Still more photos of the building can be seen at Archiplanet:

    http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Bank_of_America_Tower_at_One_Bryant_Park%2C_New_York%2C_New_York

  5. New Vestas Headquarters... August 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    [...] roof.  More that just a building of adaptive reuse, the new construction is shooting to achieve LEED Platinum [...]

  6. jheinze007 August 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I have the stellar photo of 1 Bryant Park, taken on August 27th, 2009.

  7. nhop1234 August 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    One Bryant Park IS the first skyscraper to win LEED Platinum for new construction.

    The Joe Serna Jr. Cal/EPA Headqrtrs Bldg. in Sacramento, CA
    won LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings.

  8. geoffsamek August 23, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Great little article! I was pleased to discover your website which seems quite fascinating. However I was a little put off by what I believe to be an error in the article.

    I take issue with the factual accuracy of the following statement, “Today we’re thrilled to announce that the green tower has just achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the world’s first office tower to reach the USGBC’s highest rating!”

    I’m not sure exactly how you are defining office tower, but the Joe Serna Jr. Cal/EPA Headqrtrs Bldg. in Sacramento, CA achieved a LEED Platinum certification almost 7 years ago. (can be verified at this website: http://www.usgbc.org/LEED/Project/CertifiedProjectList.aspx) Granted it is only a 25 story office tower, but it is an office tower with a Platinum certification.

    Cheers.

  9. ochiboy84 August 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Its is all good news, but what is the Bank of America or the owner of the building benefiting from this? What are there reason, why do they want to do this. However i would love for them to try and promote this by having other organization on on board.

  10. tincanfury August 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    yes, but who did the Engineering?

  11. Chris Merwin August 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    This really is an interesting building and the photos do an amazing job of capturing it! After looking at these pictures I really want to go see it!

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