6 Jun 2019

What place should glass have in high-rise developments?

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 6 June 2019
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Photo: Woods Bagot in association with Warren and Mahoney

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared skyscrapers made of glass and steel "have no place in our city or our Earth anymore", arguing their energy inefficient design contributes to global warning.

His comments come as Auckland's newest highrise, the "glaze-skinned" PwC Tower at the Commercial Bay development, is set to top out next week. Joining Kathryn is the PwC Tower's lead architect, Pat Daly, from Woods Bagot and Dr Hendrik Schoenefeldt who is a lecturer in sustainable architecture from the University of Kent.