Tuesday, January 27, 2009

PlaNYC and the Future of the City at NYC Museum

Now through Earth Day, April 22, 2009, Growing and Greening New York on display at the Museum of the City of New York makes the complexities of greater environmental sustainability in New York City vivid, compelling, and understandable by bringing environmental concerns to life on an individual, human scale. Organized in terms of a typical day in the life of a New Yorker, the exhibition explores six essential areas addressed by the Bloomberg Administration’s ambitious five-borough plan for sustainability by 2030: water; transportation; energy; open space; land; and climate change.

The exhibition takes the visitor through the course of a day—7 a.m. through 2 a.m.—and links routine activities with information documenting their collective impact on the environment, while also offering alternatives for making these actions less harmful to our world and highlighting innovations that will lead to greater sustainability by 2030.

Some Highlights

An architectural model of the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Center, the first public building in New York City to receive Platinum certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program

An installation that enables visitors to experience projected subway crowding and subway improvements in the year 2030

A model of the Bank of America Tower, rising at One Bryant Park, the first skyscraper in the country to strive for LEED Platinum certification

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