OK, so they're just renovating the UN headquarters. Somehow it's not totally impressive that there's been a plan 10 years in the making to get the home of the UN up to snuff, but EcoGeek understands how difficult it is to get all those leaders to sign a piece of paper before one of 'em is deposed or whatever. It's a race against the clock (and, of course, the tumultuous, tangled web we've woven).
From a BusinessWeek article:
The Secretariat building is leaking air through its glass exterior walls, interior structures are riddled with toxic asbestos (although there's allegedly no immediate health risk as it's embedded in the insulation material, this will prove an issue when interiors are ripped up). The heating and cooling systems are erratic, and the entire IT system is outdated.
Wow. And here I was thinking my needlessly wasteful air conditioning situation was going to be a pain to fix.
P.S. How cool would it be if there were a spin-off sculpture like that knotted gun where somebody's tied off an exhaust pipe?
I hope they're going to recycle the IT s
written by weee recycling, August 28, 2007
I've been reading a fair bit about this.
written by Rob, August 29, 2007
written by marguerite manteau-rao, August 29, 2007
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