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New York City is dead forever
By James Altucher
August 17, 2020 | 4:16pm | Updated


Very disturbing piece written in the NYPost.

I just don't understand how all this could collapsed in 5 months after 12 years of an epic bull market on Wall Street?
There are always people who want to see NYC die. Fuck em all.
 

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Because why not. The Roosevelt and governors island concepts are fun to read through. https://www.designboom.com/architec...allest-carbon-sink-tower-new-york-09-15-2020/
I wonder what the carbon "sink" to consumption ratio would be. Building an elaborate, materially intensive super tall tower with some potted plants on it.
I love speculative projects, but I'm tired of seeing sustainability being the headliner then the same repeated surface-level strategies used...

Also, a giant leg???
 

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I wonder what the carbon "sink" to consumption ratio would be. Building an elaborate, materially intensive super tall tower with some potted plants on it.
I love speculative projects, but I'm tired of seeing sustainability being the headliner then the same repeated surface-level strategies used...

Also, a giant leg???
Yeah, I didn't know what to expect when opening the link, but they're really just proposing potted plants and trees all over the place. That, and including an office in every unit to encourage work from home behavior to decrease traffic emissions, which in reality would be turned into another bedroom for a lot of families/young roommates.

As they're vague about the numbers, they likely took the average carbon consumption of an average tree, not one in a pot, assumed high level efficiency in the units, and that nobody would drive to work to make this thing a "carbon sink"
 

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Because why not. The Roosevelt and governors island concepts are fun to read through. https://www.designboom.com/architec...allest-carbon-sink-tower-new-york-09-15-2020/
yeah... sooo... that Roosevelt Island project is just rendering porn. Off the top of my head I can think of at least 2 landmarked structures an entire college campus that was literally just built, and the last constructed work by Louis Kahn which woudl all have to be demolished for that structure to be built. Never mind the transportation nightmare that would come from a structure that big on that island. The cherry blossom festival a few years ago brought a fraction of the people this tower would to Roosevelt Island and wait times for the subway and tram were hours long. Interesting to look and and think about but you might as well draw a 2,000 foot tower in the middle of the Public Gardens . Its never going to happen. Nothing remotely like this will ever happen there.
 

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