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9/6/13

SOM in the Press

Yes, Midcentury Buildings Can Be Saved

Photo Ezra Stoller © Esto

Source: UBM Future Cities

Does one green approach, density, supersede another green approach — keeping what's already here? That's essentially the conclusion offered in a recent report from Terrapin Bright Green titled "Midcentury (Un)Modern: An Environmental Analysis of the 1958-73 Manhattan Office Building." Basing its assessment of midcentury buildings on a study of 675 Third Avenue (a 1966 Emery Roth building), the report concludes that "significant energy savings are locked up in a segment of obsolete office buildings, which are not only inefficient but also have lost commercial value in the last fifty years."

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