Back in October, I wrote about PNC Financial’s new green wall, which was attached to a relatively small portion of the facade of that bank’s austere Pittsburgh headquarters. One commentator expressed a fair bit of disdain for what he perceived as the bank’s similarly superficial attitude toward environmental issues in areas apart from its public [...]
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PNC Financial’s green wall disarms G-20 protesters in Pittsburgh, hints at loophole in billboard bans
Judging by the positive captions of the many protester-taken photos of the new green wall hanging at PNC Financial’s Pittsburgh headquarters, I think the G-20 security personnel surrounding PNC Plaza were unnecessary; apparently financial companies just need some greenery to direct the ire of their philosophical adversaries elsewhere.
Not that PNC’s new green wall isn’t good [...]
A Santa Monica architect known for his high-rise designs is working on what may be the ultimate “spec” building — a 224-story skyscraper with green ambitions that would be the tallest structure in the world.
Two hundred and twenty-four story towers situated on man-made islands in desert regions are not “environmentally conscious.” Tacking next-generation solar panels, [...]
Over the last couple years, numerous blogs have highlighted the imaginative efforts of architects, designers, and futurists, all of whom hope to completely re-define our concept of the urban city as gritty, gray, and dirty as green, dense, and sustainable (e.g.). Inhabitat has helpfully posted on some of the most original (certainly the most audacious) [...]