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Antenna Spat May Cost WTC Site 'Highest Tower' Title

Ornamental casing might be scrapped

(Newser) - The owners of the One World Trade Center tower are feuding with the tower's architects over the 408-foot antenna that will protrude from its roof, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Port Authority and developer Douglas Durst want to dispense with an ornamental white shell that was originally supposed... More »

It's Not Easy Building Green

Say regulators, utilities are putting the breaks on clean energy

(Newser) - Despite the hype, the cool technologies and the new cachet, building green on a big scale is a very frustrating business, developers in New York tell the Observer. Exciting projects are hobbled by slow-moving regulators and greedy utility companies, they say. Their $100K natural gas "microturbines" are idle because... More »

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