Saturday, June 30, 2018

It's the skyscrapers, stupid!

Dirty Buildings Report by Alexander Kaufman on Scribd

From Huffington Post:

The 90-floor tower nicknamed the “Oligarch’s Erection” is the gaudy centerpiece of Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row ― a place where a corrupt Nigerian oil tycoon set a $51 million record for the biggest foreclosure in the city’s history in 2017 and a Silicon Valley tech mogul bought the most expensive home ever sold in New York for $100.5 million in 2018.

But 157 West 57th Street is part of another, equally exclusive club that includes Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the Kushner family’s 666 Fifth Avenue, the ritzy Baccarat Hotel and Residences and 15 Central Park West, where Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein lives.

That club is the biggest contributors to carbon dioxide pollution in New York, where just 2 percent of buildings produce nearly 50 percent of the city’s climate-altering emissions, according to a report released by New York Communities for Change, the People’s Climate Movement NY, the Working Families Party and two other city-based environmental nonprofits.


Anonymous said...

So basically all the Manhattan liberals are the cause of climate change in NYC. Thanks for the info Huff.

JQ LLC said...

These buildings suck all the water resources and electrical power out of the city.

Anonymous said...

I would think that buildings with people densely living together in them using shared resources such as heat, ac would be less polluting than single family houses per capita.
Also with less heat escaping from individual apartments.
what makes these skyscrapers so wasteful?

Anonymous said...

I live in that building and find it intrusive that government monitors my energy usage. I don’t go to your Queens Crappy house and tell you to turn down the temperature in winter.