Bank of America Tower
Structure in General
- The tallest building demolished to make way for the tower is Remington Building.
- Popular Science gave the building the title of the Best Engineering of What's New in 2005 for its being "The Most Amibitious Eco-Friendly SkyScraper" in the December 2005 edition.
- The tower has two spires, the 365.76 meter (1200 foot) one is architectural and the 292.61 meter (960 foot) one has a wind turbine that generates electricity for the building.
- The southern roof rises to 287.88 meters (944 feet 6 inches) and the northern roof rises to 258.47 meters (848 feet).
- Urinals are waterless which saves three million gallons of water per annum.
- Features a 5 MW on-site gas generator with heat capture which provides the building with two thirds of its annual energy requirements.
- The building is clad with an aluminium-framed curtain wall with high transparency, low emission insulating glass.
- The design was in part influenced by the New York Crystal Palace building erected in Bryant Park in 1853 which was America's first glass and steel building.
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Features & Amenities
- Wind turbines are present