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New York City mayor moves to ban glass skyscrapers as part of Green New Deal

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  New York City mayor Bill de Blasio plans to ban construction of glass and steel skyscrapers, in a major bid to tackle the climate-change crisis. “We’re going to introduce legislation to ban the glass and steel skyscrapers that have contributed so much to … Read More

Top of the tree. Wooden skyscrapers.

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The case for wooden skyscrapers is not barking. THE five-storey pagoda of the Temple of the Flourishing Law in the Nara prefecture of Japan is one of the world’s oldest wooden buildings. It has withstood wind, rain, fire and earthquakes … Read More