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    Green Skyscraper by Cook + Fox

    by Kiel Moe

    Expected to be the first LEED Platinum skyscraper, the 945-foot- (288-meter-) tall Bank of America Tower is located at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, opposite Bryant Park.

    The 2.2 million-square-foot (204,000-square-meter) high-rise tower was developed as a joint venture between the Durst Organization and the Bank of America, and was designed by Cook + Fox Architects, with executive architect Adamson Associates Architects. Bank of America will occupy three-quarters of the building as its New York headquarters.

    The base of the tower creates a variety of important public spaces, including the restored Henry Miller Theater on 43rd Street. It also provides three times the public circulation space of a typical as-of-right office building, including an urban garden room and a new entrance to the Times Square subway station.

    The integrated strategies for this high-rise building focus on daylighting and indoor air quality, which foster human comfort and employee productivity. The double-glazed envelope consists of floor-to-ceiling low-iron, low-E glazing for maximum transparency and thermal performance.   >>>

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    This article is excerpted from Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture by Kiel Moe, copyright © 2008, with permission of the publisher, Princeton Architectural Press.



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    The new Bank of America Tower under construction in New York City was designed by Cook + Fox Architects.
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    A multistory indoor garden will be located at the corner of 43rd Street and 6th Avenue.
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