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I wonder if the developer appreciates the irony of hyping the green aspects of a structure whose functionality and sole reason for existence is the result of the burning of fossil fuels.
I've had the exact same thought; what I ridiculous way to try and cash in on the green trend.
How about a different thought: the developer has spent some serious money here for an unproven green technology that probably doesn't have a monetary payback, but these are the types of experiments that are going to benefit projects that follow.
You cant get more green than an acre of channel glass which takes enormous amounts of energy to produce to clad your parking garge
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