If you take the 7 train, you may have wondered about the trio of swirling black blades that recently popped up on the Long Island City skyline. While they look like giant eggbeaters, the sculptural structures are actually wind turbines capable of supplying power to The Pearson Court Square, a new rental building in the neighborhood. The turbines may look out of place at the moment, but represent a trend in properties looking to offset their energy costs by taking advantage of NYC's naturally occurring wind.
The Pearson’s three vertical wind turbines are produced by Urban Green Energy and are capable of providing power for all of the building’s common areas. While many New York City buildings are crowded by neighbors, The Pearson sits right next to a large train yard, ensuring unobstructed air flow around the 14-story tower. Unlike the more traditional windmill-like turbines many of us are used to seeing, UGE’s models spin vertically, allowing for a more compact construction.
In addition to its use of wind power, The Pearson Court Square offers a host of green features from solar power panels to dual-flush toilets to multi-level landscaped terraces, and is pending LEED Silver certification. Other amenities include over-sized windows to take advantage of daylight, a 24-hour attended lobby, a rooftop deck with city views, a fitness center and yoga studio, an outdoor basketball court and bike storage. The building is also located just a few blocks from the E, 7 and G lines as well as the Long Island Rail Road. Studios start at $2,150.
Photos ©Yuka Yoneda and The Pearson Court Square