Architecture is a beautiful thing to love | and an even better thing to share
July 11, 2008
twist of fate
On June 2008, Alain Robert popularised as Spiderman, scaled the recently completed New York Times Building protesting amongst other things Global Warming. The 52 story tower in Manhattan by Renzo Piano and FXFOWLE, is one of the greenest buildings in the city, wrapped with a brise soleil to minimize solar gain. Ironically, the sunscreens were used by Roberts and two subsequent climbers as ladders, and subsequently are being removed from the lower portion of the building, thus minimizing its solar protection and energy efficiency.