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Green Towers for New York Museum Exhibit

The Skyscraper Museum in New York City has a new exhibit titled, "Green Towers for New York: From Visionary to Vernacular". The exhibition will explore the many new sustainable skyscrapers that are either under construction or under contract in Manhattan.

There are two key points about New York that are being explored with this show. First, New York is already an efficient and in some ways environmentally friendly city with it's high density, high-rise development and reliance on mass transit. Second, that these new green buildings can provide a healthier environment on their inside for workers and residents without harming, and in some cases even helping, the environment of the city.

The exhibition features architectural models, renderings, computer simulations, building material samples, and graphics and analysis that illustrate the many dimensions of sustainable design incorporated into these new buildings. There are also historical comparisons between old construction methods and the new green building methods. Green Towers for New York runs from January 25 through May 2006.

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