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    The Solaire is a $120 million, 293 unit luxury apartment building in Battery Park City, a development on Lower Manhattan's Hudson River waterfront (just west of the World Trade Center site). The building received a LEED-NC (1.0) Gold rating, making it one of the world's premier green buildings.

    Green features include photovoltaic panels, an on-site graywater reclamation system, a rainwater garden and green roofs, very high efficiency building systems, advanced water and air filtration, and recycled and low-impact building materials. The building is sited adjacent to the Hudson River greenway and within a short walk of downtown Manhattan. These photos were taken during a building tour given as part of Open House New York on 11 October 2003. The architect of the building was Rafael Pelli of Cesar Pelli & Associates.

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    1. MotherNatureNetwork 51 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the photograph! We've used it in this story on Mother Nature Network, an environmental website aimed at a mainstream audience. Check it out!

      Thanks again,

    2. ohthatheidi 50 months ago | reply

      Used your very informative photograph in an article about LEED standards. Thanks!

    3. AllianceToSaveEnergy 30 months ago | reply

      I used your great photograph in an Alliance to Save Energy article about energy-efficient multifamily buildings. Thanks so much!

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