Harvard Celebrates The Architectural Legacy of Larry Summers:
Greener building a ‘model of restoration’
Leith Sharp strummed her guitar and sang some new words to the tune of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”:
Hold the solvents and the chlorine
The Blackstone building's gonna be Green!.
We saved paradise and tore up the parking lot!
“We have created for the University...a
model in the restoration of historic
structures that preserves their integrity...all the old windows were shipped
to Jamaica to assist in the reconstruction of homes destroyed by hurricanes.
Robert Gogan ,Harvard’s Supervisor of Waste Management beamed:
"The markets for scrap metal have never been higher...From a salvage point of view,the timing couldn’t have been better.”
George Oommen... pointed out some of the project’s most innovative aspects.These included flooring made from renewable bamboo, offices designed to provide 95 percent of the workers with a view of the outside, waterless urinals that save an annual 44,000 gallons of water apiece
“At the end of most construction projects you can smell the outgassing of the paints and adhesives..” Not with this project, Mr. Oommen concluded.