The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
Highlights of the building's many green features include the following. In the interior environment, the office tower employs filtered under-floor displacement air ventilation for the comfort and control of individual workers and carbon dioxide monitors that automatically introduce more fresh air when necessary. An air filtration system removes 95% of particulates, as well as ozone and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Air vented back to the city will be cleaner than the intake, making the skyscraper effectively a giant air filter.
Emphasizing transparency, the design uses low-emissivity insulating glass in floor-to-ceiling windows that permit maximum daylight and optimum views. An advanced double-wall system in portions of the facade further conserves energy. Perimeter daylight dimming and LED lights reduce electric usage.