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‘Green’ architecture at its best

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have designed a 71-story, 2.2-million-square-foot net-zero-energy-skyscraper called Pearl River Tower as the headquarters of CNTC Guangdong Tobacco Company in new city of Guangzhou, China. The high-tech design employs four ways to make it environmentally friendly: reduction, reclamation, absorption and generation. Check the link for pictures. – [via BD4D]

SOM’s Pearl River Tower