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Green Buildings

Jan 05, 2004

  The latest design of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero includes power-generating wind turbines in the upper section - or "lattice" - of the building. If built as planned, Freedom Tower


Religion And Historic Preservation

Dec 15, 2003

  Also in this series, four NYC congregations try to balance their religous missions with preserving their buildings: Shearith Israel: Preserving The Past Or Shaping The Future?(Central Park West, Dist. 6) Bowne



Dec 08, 2003

  There are several ways to look at electricity. The most obvious is in our homes, the 100 to 220 volts that turn on the lights, run the computers and the



Dec 08, 2003

  A large white garbage truck parks next to a 20-foot-high mountain of trash in the South Bronx. The truck's rear hatch opens, and ten tons of waste pours out --



Dec 08, 2003

 New York City's water supply system has been called a marvel of engineering -- the eighth wonder of the world. It covers some 2,000 square miles, runs as deep as


A New Future For The Great Port

Nov 26, 2003

 Few holiday shoppers along Fordham Road in the Bronx or Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn or Roosevelt Avenue in Queens probably take the time to contemplate the waterfront, much


Advocates For The Ill

Nov 21, 2003

 When illness strikes, middle-class patients and their families can quickly slip into poverty. As they struggle with the impacts of sickness, such as pain, changing family roles and


Siting The Power Plant at Newtown Creek

Oct 27, 2003

 Krysia Holowacz knows dirty. A former resident of Eastern Europe who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s, she's seen what industrial pollution can do to