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One World Trade Center Will Be the Greenest Structure of Its Size

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Sep 10, 2011 • References: topics.treehugger and gizmodo
With the ten year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks quickly approaching, the eyes of politicians and architects alike have turned to their attention to the construction of One World Trade Center.

After the diplomatic developments of the last decade, it became apparent that 9/11 was an assault on America's culture, heritage and value system. The designers of One World Trade Center (the complex meant to replace the rubble at Ground Zero) have made it their mission to erect an edifice that epitomizes the country's ambition and renewed vigor. The construction, maintenance and day-to-day proceedings of the building will have a net zero CO2 footprint.

Clean diesels were used during construction, hydrogen cells will fuel all 74 floors and 80% of the waste produced at the building site has been constructed. Architects and contractors are paying attention -- if you can make a skyscraper carbon neutral, then you can make anything else just as green!