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New Empire State-Sized Skyscraper Called PENN 15 Planned For New York

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New Empire State-Sized Skyscraper Called PENN 15 Planned For New York

A new Empire State Building-sized skyscraper is being planned in New York and it could be called PENN 15.

As part of the Empire Station Complex plan, Penn Station will be built upon.

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Credit: Vornado

Developers described the PENN 15 as a 'super-tall tower that will become the new standard for office design'.

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It also 'features a unique side core design to allow for flexible office configurations and terraces on every fourth floor to maximize access to light and air'.

Credit: Vornado
Credit: Vornado

Rendered diagrams show what the new 1,200ft tall structure is expected to look like.

Images show lots of outside space, with full length windows and airy, light office spaces.

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And while the Empire State Building prepares to welcome its new neighbour, it's actually been making headlines on its own.

For the next three years, the building, which is the ninth tallest in the US - and the 45th tallest in the world - will be powered entirely by wind energy.

On Wednesday, February 3, the Empire State Reality Trust (ESRT) announced it signed a new contract with Green Mountain Energy that means its entire real commercial real estate portfolio will run on renewable electricity.

The contract makes the trust the largest user of green power in the country's real estate industry.

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Dana Robbins Schneider, director of energy and sustainability at ESRT said: "ESRT is the leader in sustainable operations with a viable example of how to scale carbon-neutral technologies, strategies and policies to balance with an effective economic business case."

The new deal is an extension of an earlier 10-year agreement for the supply of 100% renewable power for the Empire State Building by adding the trust's entire portfolio for a further three years.

Schneider added: "We now expand that to all properties in New York State with an additional Direct Energy contract for our Connecticut properties. We continue to advance our commitment to solutions that reduce our environmental impact. Our tenants now work in carbon-neutral offices and the investment community can recognise our leadership."

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The Empire State Building previously underwent a $550 million (£401 million) renovation to make it more environmentally friendly, resulting in a 40% reduction in the amount of energy it uses.

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Topics: US News

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